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George Ella Lyon, Bobbie Ann Mason, Sena Jeter Naslund at UofL Women’s Book Festival

(Photo from UofL)   The ultimate book club meeting will occur when readers and writers convene for the Eighth Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival at the University of Louisville on Saturday, May 17, in the Ekstrom Library.   Author presentations, book sales, book signings and a luncheon will give participants a chance to connect over their favorite pastimes: reading, writing and talking...

Frank X and six other poet laureates celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day in Capitol Rotunda

A large crowd gathered in the Capitol Rotunda last year on April 24 for the induction of Frank X Walker as the Kentucky Poet Laureate. He and six others will celebrate Kentucky Writers Day again on April 24 in the same spot. (Photo from KAC)   Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker and six past poets laureate will gather April 24 in the Capitol Rotunda for readings and book signings in celebration...

Planning guide offers educators creative ideas to celebrate 2014 Kentucky Writers’ Day

The Kentucky Arts Council has released the 2014 Kentucky Writers’ Day Planning Guide to help schools, businesses and other community organizations plan their own celebrations to commemorate Kentucky writers.   The planning guide, separated by organization type, includes lists of helpful suggestions and creative ways to mark the day and recognize some of Kentucky’s finest literary...

Planning guide offers educators creative ideas to celebrate 2014 Kentucky Writers' Day

The Kentucky Arts Council has released the 2014 Kentucky Writers’ Day Planning Guide to help schools, businesses and other community organizations plan their own celebrations to commemorate Kentucky writers.   The planning guide, separated by organization type, includes lists of helpful suggestions and creative ways to mark the day and recognize some of Kentucky’s finest literary...

Newly-inducted poet laureate Frank X Walker receives standing ovation at capitol ceremony

Kentucky’s youngest and first African-American poet laureate was inducted yesterday in a ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda.   Newly-inducted Poet Laureate Frank X Walker blows a kiss to the crowd who gave him a standing ovation following his remarks. (Photo from KAC) Frank X Walker will be the 2013-14 Kentucky Poet Laureate. He spoke and read from some of his work. Also reading were...