Life Writing: The Heart of the Story

Leatha Kendrick

Leatha Kendrick’s fourth collection, Almanac of the Invisible, was published by Larkspur Press in 2014. Recent poems appear in The Southern Poetry Review, The James Dickey Review, The Southern Women’s Review, The Baltimore Review, Appalachian Journal, Still: An Online Journal, and elsewhere. Her poems, essays and fiction appear in anthologies, including I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists, A Kentucky Christmas; The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia and What Comes Down to Us – Twenty-Five Contemporary Kentucky Poets. In addition to writing and teaching, her passions include four grandchildren, one small black dog, walking, knitting, cooking, and growing herbs.


  • Venue:
    The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Meets On:
        Thursdays, October 12 - November 16
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $108

With Leatha Kendrick

For any writer who has begun or would like to explore writing prose based in life experience. We will examine the forms of autobiography: memoir, essay, and fictionalized life writing. “The plot is the why of the story,” Eudora Welty said—not a structure imposed from outside, but one discovered as we write toward the heart of our stories. We will generate new pieces of memoir using prompts to focus the writing while reading selected memoir, essays, and scenes to inspire and direct us. Reading and writing both in-class and outside class are required. Limit:12 participants [ALL LEVELS]

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