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Five writers honored by induction to Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, all have UPK ties

Five writers were honored Thursday at the fourth annual induction of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in downtown Lexington. Created in 2013, the hall recognizes Kentucky writers whose work reflects the character and culture of the Commonwealth and educates Kentuckians about the state’s rich literary heritage. All of this year’s class...

Seven writers added to Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, including a monk and a prisoner

Etheridge Knight (Photo from Poetry Foundation)   The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning inducted its second class of seven writers into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame including, for the first time, a children’s author, a spiritual writer, a historian and the first writer connected to a political movement.   Rebecca Caudill, from Adair County, was a children’s book author;...

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame wants more nominations to its second induction class

The inaugural class of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame was inducted just this past January 2013: Harriette Arnow, Robert Penn Warren, William Wells Brown, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, James Still and Harry Caudill.   Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (Photo from Facebook) Now, it’s on to year two! The Hall of Fame committee has decided again to induct only writers who are deceased....