September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

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Jill McCorkle Reads at UK


The Department of English welcomed renowned author Jill McCorkle for a reading on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Art Museum in the Singletary Center for the Arts on UK’s campus. She also was in Lexington as a featured guest of the Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference. McCorkle published her first two novels 1984. Of these novels, The New...

 

 

 

The Sonia Sanchez Series 2014


The 36th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference opened on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre, with The Sonia Sanchez Series featuring Asha Bandele, author of the best-selling memoir, The Prisoner’s Wife, a second memoir, Some Kind of Beautiful, a novel, Daughter, and several volumes of poetry. Honoring the indelible spirit of the poet...

 

 

 

 

Brave New Words 2014


The keynote event of this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference took place on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Memorial Hall. Brave New Words: A poetry reading and conversation with Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn.  >>>View Gallery at Link Below<<<...

 

 

 

Bonnie Jo Campbell Reading 2013


Bonnie Jo Campbell’s keynote reading included her talk and slide show, “What I Learned from My Mother.” The mother-daughter relationship looms large at the Women Writers Conference, and it was both hilarious and inspiring to learn about Bonnie’s remarkable mother and the influence she’s had on Bonnie’s writing. Too busy to read books earlier in...

 

 

 

Wild Women of Poetry Slam 2013


The Wild Women of Poetry Slam, formerly the Gypsy Poetry Slam, was founded by Bianca Spriggs in 2005 and draws spoken word artists locally and from around the country to compete for the $500 Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize, established by Frank X Walker in honor of his mother. The Wild Women of Poetry Slam, formerly the Gypsy Poetry Slam, was founded by Bianca Spriggs in 2005 and draws spoken word artists locally and from around the country to compete for the $500 Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize, established by Frank X Walker in honor of his mother. The 2013 Wild Women of Poetry Slam featured international slam champion...

 

 

KY Women Writers Conference 2013


The historic Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in downtown Lexington was host to the 35th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Writing workshops, craft talks, and panel discussions took place there on September 20-21, 2013. Featured presenters in this album include poet and essayist Paisley Rekdal, playwright Kia Corthron, novelist...