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‘Writers in the Park’ is Saturday at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site in Tompkinsville


More than a dozen authors are scheduled to speak and sign their books at the Writers in the Park at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site Saturday.

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse

Writers in the Park will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the park in Tompkinsville.

The event includes authors from throughout Kentucky and other parts of the country, representing a variety of genres.

Two Monroe County authors are scheduled to attend. Kimberly Bartley is the author of Until Death Parts, Life Goes On, Go Forth and Multiply, and the newly released Pickin’ Up the Pieces. She is a resident of Tompkinsville, where she teaches.

Connie Hughes Goodman is the author of several pieces of fiction, the biography The Undertaker’s Son, and numerous documentaries including Monroe County Poor House and Tell Me a Tale.

She is taking orders for Monroe County Cemeteries Bicentennial Edition, a compilation she co-wrote with Crystal Todd Neal. Connie is a resident of Fountain Run.

Participating authors will discuss, sell and sign books during the free event, which is in its second year.

Writers in the Park is also an opportunity for readers to meet the authors, as well as for writers, editors and illustrators to network with others who share a passion for the craft.

Budding authors will also enjoy a “Lego Writing Workshop” conducted by Wm. B. Harlan Memorial Librarian Monica Edwards at 10:30 a.m. 

NaNoWriMo Regional Liaison John Bowers will be on hand to share information about National Novel Writing Month.

Individuals interested in participating in the event should contact Sheila Rush at Sheila.rush@ky.gov or 270-487-8481 or register here.

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