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KWWC2017 Presenter & Guest Judge Martyna Majok Awarded 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

April 15, 2018 Former Prize for Women Playwrights judge Martyna Majok has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, "Cost of Living." Of this work, the Pulitzer committee wrote, "An honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perceptions of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched individuals: a former trucker and his recently paralyzed ex-wife, and an arrogant young man with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver." The play debuted Off-Broadway through Manhattan Theatre Club in June 2017 following a world

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.

Poet Sonia Sanchez Returns to Ky. Women Writers Conference

By Whitney Hale

Finalists Announced for Prize for Women Playwrights

Prize for Women Playwrights Submission Form

General Information
Play Details
Script must be "blind," with all personal identifying information removed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.

By checking the box below, you agree to the following:

  1. I attest that my submission is an original piece, and that I am its author.
  2. I attest that my play has not been not been staged in full production for a paying audience.
  3. I understand that the Kentucky Women Writers Conference Inc.(KWWC) reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason including, but not limited to, length, quality, content, or failure to meet any submission requirement.
  4. I give KWWC non-exclusive permission to produce my play as part of its Playwriting Prize, as well as to record any performance of my play for archival purposes (not for resale or profit).
  5. If the adapted work of fiction is not in the public domain, it is my responsibility as the playwright to obtain necessary permissions and copyright clearance. KWWC will be indemnified from any responsibilities concerning the copyright laws domestically or internationally.
Demographic Information
Please take a moment to fill in the information requested below. This questionnaire is not a part of the application and will not affect the review of your play. Your response will be kept confidential by KWWC staff and will be used to monitor our diversity outreach efforts to support program growth.

WUKY's 'UK Perspectives' Talks to Author Sarah Combs

On Friday, Kentucky Women Writers Conference director Julie Wren spoke with author Sarah Combs on WUKY's "UK Perspectives" program.

Rebecca Makkai, Margaret Wrinkle Talk Literary Gothic and Historical Novels at Writers Event

Fiction writer Rebecca Makkai, whose novel "The Hundred-Year House" was published this month, and Margaret Wrinkle, author of the 2013 novel "Wash," will read from their work and teach fiction at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang Joining Tracy K. Smith at Women Writers Event