September 11-12, 2015
Lexington, Kentucky

2015 Itinerary

The conference itinerary for Sept. 11-12, 2015, is below. Registration begins May 1, 2015. Until then, you can preview the workshops being planned for this year and also our roster of featured guests. 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 register) and take place at the Carnegie Center. Free evening events take place Thurs.-Sun. in various venues (see details here). There is a limit of one two-part workshop per registrant, and all other sessions not labeled "workshop" are open to all registrants. New this year is a $125 "no workshop" rate, which provides admission to all craft talks, agent seminars, panels, and readings.

  Friday, September 11, 2015 Saturday, September 12, 2015

8:00–9:00 A.M.

registration & continental breakfast at Carnegie Center registration & continental breakfast at Carnegie Center

9–10:00 a.m. plenary

poetry reading by Sonia Sanchez, with Q & A by tba.

fiction craft talk with Ann Beattie

10:15–12:30 a.m.

workshop descriptions

poetry workshop with Angela Ball, part 1

One Poem, Two Attitudes - drafting & revising poetry workshop with Kathleen Driskell, part 1

The Power of Persona Poems - workshop with Jessica Helen Lopez, part 1

poetry workshop with Angela Ball, part 2

One Poem, Two Attitudes - drafting & revising poetry workshop with Kathleen Driskell, part 2

 The Power of Persona Poems - workshop with Jessica Helen Lopez, part 2

10:15–11:15 a.m.

literary agent's talk, part 1

panel discussion on life choices with tba
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. readings by Jacinda Townsend & Emily Bingham dramatic reading by Carson Kreitzer, with Q & A by Eric Seale
12:30–2:00 p.m. boxed lunches at the Carnegie Center lunch at local restaurants led by board members
2:00–3:00 p.m.

literary agent's talk, part 2

Gabehart Prize winners readings by tba

2:00–4:15 p.m.

workshop descriptions

Writing Lives: Loud and Quiet: nonfiction workshop with Emily Bingham, part 1

Self Exposure vs. Self-Examination: workshop in personal essay and memoir with Meghan Daum, part 1

From "What if?" to "What now?" to "What just happened?": workshop in fiction with Hannah Pittard, part 1

Conflict Through Character: The Botton-Up Approach: workshop in fiction with Jacinda Townsend, part 1

playwriting workshop with Carson Kreitzer, part 1

Writing Lives: Loud and Quiet: nonfiction workshop with Emily Bingham, part 2

Self Exposure vs. Self-Examination: workshop in personal essay and memoir with Meghan Daum, part 2

From "What if?" to "What now?" to "What just happened?": workshop in fiction with Hannah Pittard, part 2

Conflict Through Character: The Botton-Up Approach: workshop in fiction with Jacinda Townsend, part 2

playwriting workshop with Carson Kreitzer, part 2

3:15–4:15 p.m. panel discussion on publishing strategies for poets

Young Women Writers & Teen Howl Poets readings

4:30–5:30 p.m.

readings by Angela Ball & Kathleen Driskell

readings by Meghan Daum & Hannah Pittard

  6:00–7:30 Writers Reception, Singletary Center lobby, 405 Rose St., University of Kentucky (ticketed event) 6:00-7:00 p.m. 90 Seconds Open Mic at Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade
  7:30-9:00 p.m. Ann Beattie keynote reading, with Q & A by Hannah Pittard, Singletary Center Recital Hall, 405 Rose St., free & open to public 7:30-9:00 p.m. Wild Women of Poetry Slam with Jessica Helen Lopez, emceed by Bianca Spriggs. Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St., free & open to public

Women Writers free community events:

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. Sonia Series keynote: screening of the film BadddDDD Sonia Sanchez, plus Q & A with Sonia Sanchez and Patrice Muhammad, The Lyric Theatre.

Sunday, Sept. 13, 12 noon, Stars with Accents: readings by Alison Joseph and 2 more authors tba, moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Carnegie Center.