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 Ashlee Clark Thompson, followed by a Q & A and a booksigning. Carnegie Center.

Below is the ticketed portion of the conference. All presenters listed 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

fiction workshop with Chantel Acevedo, part 1

playwriting workshop with Ifa Bayeza, part 1

poetry workshop with Dorianne Laux, part 1

 

fiction workshop with Chantel Acevedo, part 2

playwriting workshop with Ifa Bayeza, part 2

poetry workshop with Dorianne Laux, part 2

manuscript meetings with Alice Spielburg (10:15 - 11:45)

10:15–11:15 a.m.

 

First page Critiques: How to Write the Opening that Publishing Pros Want To Read, with agent Alice Speilburg

 

 

Nonfiction craft talk with Nicole Chung

 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Readings by Jane Alison and Gabehart nonfiction winner Pamela Parker

 

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.

Female Protagonists in Historical Fiction: panel discussion with Chantel Acevedo and Margaret Verble, moderated by Julie Wrinn

Paths to publication with Ellen Birkett Morris

 

Readings by Young Women Writers

 

2:00–4:15 p.m.

workshop descriptions

poetry workshop with DaMaris Hill, part 1

nonfiction/essay workshop with Barbara Hurd, part 1

fiction workshop with Lydia Millet, part 1

narrative workshop with Jane Alison, part 1

 

 

poetry workshop with DaMaris Hill, part 2

nonfiction/essay workshop with Barbara Hurd, part 2

fiction workshop with Lydia Millet, part 2

narrative workshop with Jane Alison, part 2

manuscript meetings with Alice Spielburg (2:00 - 3:30)

 

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Representationship: Manager, Editor, Therapist -- What To Expect from a Literary Agent, with Alice Speilburg

poetry panel discussion with Franny Choi and tba

 

4:30–5:30 p.m.

readings by Chantel Acevedo and Gabehart fiction winner Monica Hanna

Reading by DaMaris Hill and Gabehart poetry winner Lupita Eyde-Tucker

 

5:30–7:30 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.