Verble, Daum, Driskell; year-end giving

December 20, 2019
Dear Friends,
I was delighted to see two of our past presenters making the New York Times’s list of 100 Notable Books of 2019: Margaret Verble for her novel Cherokee America, and Meghan Daum for her essay collection The Problem with Everything. Congratulations to them and also to past presenter Kathleen Driskell, a Louisvillian who was just elected president of the Board of AWP (the Association of Writers and Writing Programs), which is kind of like being elected President of Creative Writing. Kathleen is a wonderful poet, teacher, and leader who is sure to move the organization forward in its many programs that nourish writers.
Speaking of boards, many thanks to those who expressed interest in joining ours. You can read more about our board, including their new mission statement and values statement, here.
Finally, during these final days of 2019, please consider making a tax deductible gift in support of our programs. When you purchase $225 admission to our conference, your ticket price covers approximately one-fifth of program costs; the other four-fifths are subsidized by a variety of individuals and sponsors including LexArts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, University of Kentucky Libraries, Sqecial Media, and Third Street Stuff and Coffee. Won’t you consider joining them? You can make your gift in honor of someone or for a specific purpose such as scholarships. To make a gift by credit card, please visit this link or mail a check payable to Kentucky Women Writers Conference to the address below. Thank you, and best wishes for a restful holiday full of books and friends and family!
Julie Wrinn, Director
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
232 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0344
Dates for KyWomenWriters2020 will be Sept. 17–20, 2020. Please visit our website for a look back at the 2019 conference or call 859-257-2874.
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