Itinerary

KWWC2018 is scheduled for Sept. 13-16, 2018, at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning & other venues. A printable conference program is now available here. See bios of confirmed presenters and registrater beginning on April 2, 2018. For updates via our bi-monthly e-newsletter, please email kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com and ask to subscribe. This year we will offer an orientation session for all registrants on Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:00-5:00 p.m., entitled "Conference Orientation: How to Make the Most of KWWC2018 Before, During, and After," Carnegie Center, 2nd floor, Allen Room.

We offer 4 Free Community Events!

  • Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sonia Sanchez Series lecture and reading by Carolyn Finney, introduced by Patrice Muhammad, the Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third Street
  • Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Why People Still Read: keynote address by Mary Gaitskill,  followed by a booksigning, Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wild Women of Poetry Slam, with headliner and celebrity judge Safia Elhillo, emcee TSmilez. Pam MIller Downtown Arts Center. Open mic at 7 p.m. by advance sign-ups, email slam coordinator sara.volpi@wku.edu.
  • Sunday, Sept. 16, 10–11:30 a.m., Stars of the Commonwealth: readings by Erin Chandler, Leesa Cross-Smith, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson, followed by a Q & A with Sylvia Ahrens and a booksigning. Carnegie Center.

Below is the ticketed portion of the conference:

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

8–9 a.m.

registration & continental breakfast at Carnegie Center

registration & continental breakfast at Carnegie Center

9:00–10 a.m. plenary

poetry reading by Tarfia Faizullah, with introduction and Q&A by tba

Sexuality in Literature: craft talk in fiction by Mary Gaitskill, followed by a booksigning

10:15–12:30 p.m.

workshop descriptions

poetry workshop with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, part 1

poetry workshop with Tarfia Faizullah, part 1

 

poetry workshop with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, part 2

poetry workshop with Tarfia Faizullah, part 2

10:15–11:15 a.m.

The Art & Business of Author Platform, with Jane Friedman

 

 

Navigating the Author–Agent Relationship, with Reiko Davis

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Readings by Catherine Guthrie (2016 Gabehart Honorable Mention) & Gabehart nonfiction winner Jane Marcellus

 

readings by Emily Fridlund and Gabehart fiction winner Reva Russell English

one-on-one manuscript meetings with Reiko Davis

12:30–2:15 p.m.

lunch break (boxed lunches available for $12)

genre lunches at local restaurants

2:15–3:15 p.m.

The Whole Shooting Match: Building a Literary Anthology, with the editors of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, Deirdra McAfee and BettyJoyce Nash

 

readings by Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Gabehart poetry winner Cindy King

Readings by Young Women Writers (2nd floor, Allen Room)

one-on-one manuscript meetings wtih Reiko Davis

2:15–4:30 p.m.

workshop descriptions

workshop in fiction with Emily Fridlund, part 1

workshop in memoir with Angela Palm, part 1

nonfiction workshop with Joni Tevis, part 1

workshop in fiction with Sherry Thomas, part 1

 

 

workshop in fiction with Emily Fridlund, part 2 (runs 1:30-3:45 today to accomodate flight schedule)

workshop in memoir with Angela Palm, part 2

nonfiction workshop with Joni Tevis, part 2

workshop in fiction with Sherry Thomas, part 2

 

3:30–4:30 p.m.

 

How to Smartly Self-Publish: Navigating the Service Landscape and Positioning Yourself for Success, with Jane Friedman
poetry panel discussion with Safia Elhillo and tba

4:45–5:45 p.m.

readings by Angela Palm and Joni Tevis

Reading by Sherry Thomas, with Q & A by Susanna Craig

 

6:00–7:30 Writers Reception (ticketed event), Lyric Theater, 2nd floor, 300 East Third Street. Tickets

dinner on your own

   

 

 

2018 workshops are described more fully here. Bios of 2018 featured guests are here. Registration began on April 2, 2018. For further updates, please ask to receive our bi-monthly e-newsletter by emailing us at kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com. Daytime sessions require purchase of a general admission or student pass (see registration) and take place at the Carnegie Center. There is a limit of one two-part workshop per registrant, and all other sessions concurrent with workshops are open to all registrants: the $125 "no workshop" rate provides admission to these craft talks, agent seminars, panels, and readings.