Registration, KyWomenWriters Radio Hour, & Shauna Morgan

July 3, 2020
Since this holiday weekend sadly offers no holiday from our country’s ongoing crises, I hope you at least get some outdoor time, away from screens. What screen time you do spend, however, consider using it to explore the authors, schedule, and workshops that are now posted for our conference. After a couple months’ delay to reimagine it as a virtual gathering, we are now accepting registrations for the 42nd annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference Virtual Edition on September 10–13, 2020 (NOT Sept. 17–20 as previously announced). For more information or to register, please visit All five workshops have availability, and admission to the rest of the conference—readings, crafts talks, publishing seminars, and panels—is a mere $25.
One good preview of the conference is this week’s press release. But the pandemic has inspired an even better preview: we’re making a radio show! On Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m., tune in to WUKY FM91.3 (or stream online at for conversations with Jami Attenberg, Mariama Lockington, Bridgett M. Davis, Erin Hosier, and Darcey Steinke. Board members Randi Ewing, Patrice Muhammad, and Ashley McGraw also participated. The episode will re-air on Sunday, July 12, at 8 p.m.
And I am thrilled to announce that you don’t even have to wait until September to begin workshopping. On Saturday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Dr. Shauna Morgan is leading a pre-conference creative writing workshop, “Renegade Poetry and Poetics: Exploring the Poetry of Dr. Evie Shockley.”


Dr. Shauna Morgan

Engaging the poetry of our keynote speaker, Evie Shockley, through the lens of what she has called “Renegade Poetics,” participants will first explore the form and content of “risk-taking” poetry, and generate their own poems approaching those aesthetics. Admission is free, but space is limited, and as a sort of tech dress rehearsal for September, the workshop will take place online using the web platform Zoom. Click on this link to register: We’ll provide instructions for how to download the Zoom software on your computer and access the session on the day of the workshop.
I hope you can join us for any or all of these events. Take care this weekend, be safe, and happy reading.
 Yours truly,
Julie Wrinn, director
P.S. Dates for KyWomenWriters2020 will be Sept. 10–13, 2020, and registration began on July 1, 2020. For more information, please visit our website or call 859-257-2874. To unsubscribe from this newsletter, please email your request to