September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

Travel & Lodging

Pictured at left: The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, our daytime venue.

Venue information: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507

Directions to the Carnegie Center

Parking: For free parking in one of the lots provided to the Carnegie Center by nearby Transylvania University, attendees must obtain a signed and dated validation that looks like this (PDF)--but you can't just print it out from this link. To be valid, the validation must be printed on the particular color of paper that the Carnegie Center supplies. You may pick those up at Thursday night's opening event (see itinerary) or on Friday morning. A volunteer will be stationed behind the Carnegie Center roughly 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday morning distributing these passes as needed. On Saturday and Sunday, free street parking is plentiful, as the street meters are not in use except on weekdays.


Getting to Lexington

Driving Directions

Located in the "Heart of the Bluegrass," Lexington sits at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, I-64 (east and west) and I-75 (north and south).

View driving directions to Lexington. (Driving directions provided lead to the Lexington Visitor's Bureau, which is in downtown Lexington).

Area Airports

Blue Grass Airport
Located in Lexington, KY

Louisville International Airport
Located in Louisville, KY

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Airport
Located in Northern Kentucky

Staying in Lexington

Each year, several hotels in Lexington offer discounts to conference registrants. You must reserve by the date shown below and mention the discount code given. Because Sept. 17 is a University of Kentucky home football game, hotel availability is tighter than normal, and we recommend reserving ASAP from any of the following:

The Inn on Broadway (2.0 miles to Carnegie Center) 1301 South Broadway, Lexington, tel 859-519-2060, $89 for conference registrants. Call before August 19, 2016.

21c Museum Hotel (0.3 miles to Carnegie Center) 167 West Main Street, Lexington, tel 844-301-4629, $179 per night for conference registrants. Block code 1609KYWOME. Call before August 26, 2016, or use this link to make your reservation.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (1.6 miles to Carnegie Center) 1000 Export Street, Lexington, tel 859-389-6800, $104 per night for conference registrants. Block Code: KWW. Call by August 27, 2016, or use this link to make your reservation.

University Inn (1.81 miles to Carnegie Center) 1229 S. Limestone, Lexington, tel 859-278-6625, $179 for conference registrants. Ask for KYWOM rate and call before August 16, 2016.

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington (4.1 miles to Carnegie Center), 1938 Stanton Way, tel  888.627.8157, $104 per night for conference registrants. Block Code: Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Call by 9/1/16.

Hyatt Regency Lexington (0.4 miles to Carnegie Center), 401 West High Street, Lexington, tel 859-253-1234. Call for availability and rates.

Gratz Park Inn (1 block from Carnegie Center) 120 West Second Street, tel 800-752-4166. Closest hotel to KWWC. As of May 10, 2016, our weekend is sold out, though you may call to check availability and fees.

Lyndon House Bed and Breakfast (0.6 miles to Carnegie Center), 507 N. Broadway, tel 859-420-2683. Call for availability and rates.

Airbnb is an international Web-based agency for private home rentals. A search on May 10, 2016 yielded 20 private room for under $100 for Sept. 15-17. To book, visit this link.

Homeaway is another Web-based private home rental company, at this link, though it appears to have fewer Lexington rentals than Airbnb. Some will list rooms through both agencies.