Wanted: Winning Women Writers

by Whitney Hale

2013 Thanks & 2014 Teasers

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our September 2013 conference. Your participation and feedback will guide our planning for next year. The 36th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference is now set for September 12-13, 2014, and will feature a Pulitizer Prize-winning poet as keynote, who will also teach a workshop. She and other early commitments will be revealed in January, and registration will begin on May 1, 2014. Meanwhile, please consider donating to our end-of-year campaign to ensure our ability to keep enrollment costs low and payments to writers fair.

Adventurer, Novelist to Present Public Address at Women Writers Event

by Whitney Hale

Award-winning Play on Eugene O’Neill’s Passion for Love, Career Premieres in Lexington

"The Passions of Eugene Gladstone O'Neill," a new play by Jo Morello, direct

Publishing Consultant, Award-winning Poet Named Women Writers Event Speakers

The non-workshop experience at the 2013 Kentucky Women Writers Conference, held Sept.

Jan Isenhour and the Brown Bag Book Group

Carnegie Center. Jan Isenhour and the Brown Bag Book Group discuss Mrs. Kimble, a novel by Jennifer Haigh, who will teach a fiction workshop at the September conference. 

Preview Party with Kiki Petrosino

Poet and conference presenter Kiki Petrosino made her Lexington debut on May 18, 2013 at the Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street to read from her collection Fort Red Border. Books by all conference presenters were available for browsing and purchase, plus refreshments and a drawing for one free ticket to the September conference.


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Stars with Accents

Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Carnegie Center. Stars with Accents: Readings by George Ella Lyon, Sarah Freligh, and tba. Hosted by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer of Accents: A radio show for art and culture.

Sonia Sanchez Series at the Lyric

Thurs., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., The Lyric Theatre. The Sonia Sanchez Series, speaker tba. Honoring the indelible spirit of the poet and her many visits to the neighborhoods of Lexington, this series brings a major thinker whose writing impacts Black culture and social justice issues. She participates in the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference and gives a keynote address, free and open to the community.