KyWomenWriters2020 is taking place ONLINE on Sept. 10-13, 2020. Registration begins on July 1, 2020. For updates via our bi-monthly e-newsletter, please email and ask to subscribe. Below is the 2020 virtual conference schedule.

as of 7-2-2020 Thursday, Sept. 10 Friday, Sept. 11 Saturday, Sept. 12 Sunday, Sept. 13
9–10:15 am Roxana Robinson plenary Erin Hosier reading Roxana Robinson craft talk  
10:30 am–12:30 pm Jami Attenberg workshop part I Jami Attenberg workshop part 2 Bridgett Davis workshop part 1/Darcey Steinke workshop part 1 Bridgett Davis workshop part 2/Darcey Steinke workshop part 2
12:30–1 pm break break break break
1–3 pm Evie Shockley workshop part I Evie Schockley workshop part 2 Amy Hempel workshop part 1 Amy Hempel workshop part 2
3–3:30 pm break break break break
3:30–4:45 pm Erin Hosier: The Market for Memoir vs. Autofiction: Owning Your Story, Owning Your Voice Erin Hosier: First Page Critiques: Creating a World in 300 Words or Less Poetry panel with Mahogany Browne & tba  
5-6:15 pm Jami Attenberg reading Amy Hempel reading Bridgett Davis reading Darcey Steinke reading
6:15–7 pm break break break break
7–8:30 pm Sonia Series (tba) Evie Shockley keynote Poetry slam with Mahogany Browne Stars of the Commonwealth

2020 workshops are described more fully here. Bios of 2020 featured guests are here. Registration begins on July 1, 2020. For further updates, please ask to receive our bi-monthly e-newsletter by emailing us at Daytime sessions require purchase of a general admission or student pass (see registration). There is a limit of one two-part workshop per registrant. The $25 "general admission, no workshop" rate provides admission to these craft talks, agent seminars, panels, and readings.

We offer 4 free community events, one on each night of the conference weekend:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sonia Sanchez Series lecture and reading by tba.
  • Friday, Sept. 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Keynote address by Evie Shockley
  • Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wild Women of Poetry Slam, with headliner and celebrity judge Mahogany Browne. Open mic at 7 p.m. by advance sign-ups, email slam coordinator
  • Sunday, Sept. 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Stars of the Commonwealth: readings by Carrie Green, Mariama Lockington, and tba, followed by a Q & A and a booksigning.