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Speed Art Museum invites creative individuals to Community Connections Residency program

The Speed Art Museum is seeking creative individuals interested in participating in its first Community Connections Residency program. This community-based residency is designed to work in collaboration with the residents of the Russell neighborhood and the West End of Louisville. The Community Connections Residency is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant and will take place...

Constance Alexander: Kentucky writer Karen McElmurray ups the ante in ‘Wanting Radiance’

Instead of a stream of literary yada-yada-yada about Karen McElmurray’s, “Wanting Radiance,” what could be better than letting the vibrant language and compelling situations in this magical novel speak for themselves? Take page one, for instance. Main character Miracelle Loving lets on how her mother, Ruby, refuses to reveal the identity of the girl’s father. Rather than answer her daughter’s...

Stumped? Blocked? This word rhythm dictionary for poets, writers might help

caption (Photo provided)   “Why isn’t there a word rhythm dictionary?” Tim Polashek once wondered.   He no longer asks. No need.   The Transylvania University assistant professor of music got busy responding to his own question, resulting in publication of “The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists” (Rowman & Littlefield), a 689-page...

10 of the country’s best women writers will join the Kentucky Women Writers Conference

  Staff report     The Kentucky Women Writers Conference will feature 10 well-known females who have worked and continue to work in the arts, whether it is through playwriting, journalism, poetry, education, advocacy or something else entirely.   Find a short biography on each woman and the conference itinerary below:   Margaret Wrinkle (Photo provided) Margaret Wrinkle is...

Versailles school's 'Writing on the Walls' project a 'community celebration of literacy'

‘The Writing on the Walls’ project at Simmons Elementary School in Versailles is aimed at showing students the importance of writing in all facets of life. (Graphic from Wikimedia Commons)   By Erin Grigson KyForward Intern   While some people may see “The Writing on the Walls” as a bad omen, at Simmons Elementary School in Versailles, it means preparing students for...