Itinerary

KWWC2019 is scheduled for Sept. 19-22, 2019, at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning & other venues. Registration begins on April 1, 2019. For updates via our bi-monthly e-newsletter, please email kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com and ask to subscribe.

We offer 4 free community events during the conference weekend!

  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sonia Sanchez Series lecture and reading by Ifa Bayeza, introduced by Patrice Muhammad, the Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third Street
  • Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30-9:00 p.m. All You Can Ever Know: An Evening with Nicole Chung, followed by a booksigning, Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main St.
  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wild Women of Poetry Slam, with headliner and celebrity judge Franny Choi. Pam MIller Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main St. Open mic at 7 p.m. by advance sign-ups, email slam coordinator sara.volpi@wku.edu.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22, 10–11:30 a.m., Stars of the Commonwealth: readings by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Savannah Sipple, and tba, followed by a Q & A and a booksigning. Carnegie Center.

Below is the ticketed portion of the conference. Note: this is a working DRAFT. All presenters listed below are CONFIRMED, but timeslots and session titles are subject to change, especially in April-May, becoming more firm in June-July, and probably final by August.

 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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 Dorianne Laux, with introduction and Q&A by tba

 

fiction craft talk with Antonya Nelson, followed by a booksigning

10:15–12:30 p.m.

workshop descriptions

workshop in fiction with Chantel Acevedo, part 1

playwriting workshop with Ifa Bayeza, part 1

poetry workshop with DaMaris Hill, part 1

poetry workshop with Dorianne Laux, part 1

 

workshop in fiction with Chantel Acevedo, part 2

playwriting workshop with Ifa Bayeza, part 2

poetry workshop with DaMaris Hill, part 2

poetry workshop with Dorianne Laux, part 2

10:15–11:15 a.m.

 

The Business of Publishing with Alice Speilburg

 

 

Craft talk with Nicole Chung, followed by a booksigning

 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Readings by Darcey Steinke and Gabehart nonfiction winner tba

 

readings by Lydia Millet and Antonya Nelson

 

 

12:30–2:00 p.m.

lunch break (boxed lunches available for $12)

genre lunches at local restaurants

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Navigating the Author–Agent Relationship, with Alice Speilburg

Paths to publication with Ellen Birkett Morris

 

Readings by Young Women Writers

 

2:00–4:15 p.m.

workshop descriptions

workshop in essay with Barbara Hurd, part 1

workshop in fiction with Lydia Millet, part 1

workshop in memoir with Darcey Steinke, part 1

 

 

workshop in memoir with Barbara Hurd, part 2

workshop in fiction with Lydia Millet, part 2

workshop in memoir with Darcey Steinke, part 2

one-on-one manuscript meetings wtih Alice Speilburg

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Historical Fiction panel discussion with Margaret Verble and tba

poetry panel discussion with Franny Choi and tba

one-on-one manuscript meetings wtih Alice Speilburg

4:30–5:30 p.m.

readings by Chantel Acevedo and Gabehart fiction winner tba

Reading by DaMaris Hill and Gabehart poetry winner tba

 

6:00–7:30 Writers Reception (ticketed event), former Mayor Jim Gray's house. Tickets

dinner on your own

   

 

 

2019 workshops are described more fully here. Bios of 2019 featured guests are here. Registration began on April 1, 2019. 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.