September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

World Premiere of 'Timeless,' Play on Stem Cells and Fountain of Youth

TIMELESS - Ticketing Form

  • Timeless: A Scientific Comedy, by Raegan Payne
  • Winner of the Kentucky Women Writers Biennial Prize for Women Playwrights
  • Produced by Eric Seale and Jessica York, in cooperation with the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences
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Guest Judge, Finalists Announced for 2017 Prize for Women Playwrights

By Whitney Hale June 8, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 8, 2017) — Five playwrights have been named finalists for the 2017 Prize for Women Playwrights presented by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference (KWWC). Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok will guest judge this year’s competition, as well as present a workshop at the conference, slated for Sept. 15-16.

UK, Women Writers Conference Celebrate Debut Novel by Up-and-Coming Kentucky Author

By Whitney Hale and Gail Hairston April 14, 2017

Watch as contestants at the Brooklyn Book Festival try to figure out what "The Animators," by UK alumna Kayla Rae Whitaker, is all about based only on its cover. 



Biennial Prize for Women Playwrights

(Jan. 16, 2017) — Thanks to everyone who submitted to our biennial Prize for Women Playwrights during the most recent submission period of December 15, 2016 through January 15, 2017. We received over 150 scripts from around the country and overseas. These will be reviewed and finalists selected by a panel of Lexington-area theater professionals, and a guest judge, a nationally renowned playwright tba, will choose the winning script. Eric Seale will produce and direct the winning script for a world premiere performance in Kentucky, tba.

Praise for the 2016 Kentucky Women Writers Conference


“This is my fourth KWWC and I am continually impressed with the quality of the experience! Julie Wrinn and her team do a fabulous job of planning and organizing these events. Thank you!” —Nancy Fox, Longwood, FL

“It was truly was a transformative experience.” —Elizabeth Mosier; read her blog post about KWWC2016 here:

Poet Sonia Sanchez Returns to Ky. Women Writers Conference

By Whitney Hale