kentucky women writers conference

Short Story Writer, Novelist Ann Beattie to Headline Women Writers Conference

A friendship with novelist and new University of Kentucky faculty member Hannah Pittard led to Ann Beattie becoming keynote speaker for the 2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Stars With Accents 2011 - Part 2 of 2

Readings by Jane Gentry Vance, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, and Jan Isenhour, introduced by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Part 1: In this recording from the 2011 Kentucky Women Writers Conference, listen to former UK English Professor Jane Gentry Vance as she reads several of her poems from her book The Portrait of the Artist as a White Pig as well as several of her most recent pieces about the experience of getting older. Honorée Fanonne Jeffers reads several pieces of her poetry which examines culture, religion, race, and family.

Part 2: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer and Leatha Kendrick introduce Jan Isenhour, as this was also the occasion of Jan Isenhour's retirement as director of the Carnegie Center. She reads an excerpt from one of her newest projects, told from the perspective of a young woman.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

Stars With Accents 2011 - Part 1 of 2

Readings by Jane Gentry Vance, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, and Jan Isenhour, introduced by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Part 1: In this recording from the 2011 Kentucky Women Writers Conference, listen to former UK English Professor Jane Gentry Vance as she reads several of her poems from her book The Portrait of the Artist as a White Pig as well as several of her most recent pieces about the experience of getting older. Honorée Fanonne Jeffers reads several pieces of her poetry which examines culture, religion, race, and family.

Part 2: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer and Leatha Kendrick introduce Jan Isenhour, as this was also the occasion of Jan Isenhour's retirement as director of the Carnegie Center. She reads an excerpt from one of her newest projects, told from the perspective of a young woman.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

Kentucky Women Writers, Actors Guild, Carson Kreitzer to Collaborate on Prize for Playwrights

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is now accepting scripts by women for its 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights, which awards a $500 cash prize and a full theatrical production to the winner.

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.

Authors Joy Castro and Leslie Jamison to Appear at Women Writers Event

Celebrated authors Joy Castro and Leslie Jamison will make their first appearance together at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference for a reading, conversation and a book signing.

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

In an evening that organizers are calling “Brave New Words,” Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn, N.Y., will join Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith for a poetry reading and conversation at the keynote event of this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Wanted: Winning Women Writers

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference (KWWC) will offer cash prizes and other benefits in writing contests and scholarships again this year, each with a postmark deadline of June 2.

Women Writers' Preview Party to Feature Sarah Combs, Debut Novel

Organizers of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference will host a preview party featuring Lexington author Sarah Combs signing her debut novel, "Breakfast Served Anytime," at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at The Morris Book Shop, located at 882 East High Street in Lexington.

Longtime Bestselling Southern Writer Jill McCorkle to Debut at Women Writers Event

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference will feature bestselling Southern author Jill McCorkle at the 2014 conference scheduled for Sept. 12-13.

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