Kentucky Great Writers Series 2016-2017

The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Mark your calendar for these upcoming reading events. You won’t want to miss it! Each event starts at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 7:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Locally owned Morris Book Shop will be on hand to sell the Kentucky author’s books.

Lex_ArtsLexArts has provided funding support for the Kentucky Great Writers series, the Master Class in Fiction and the Master Class in Poetry through its Fund for the Arts.

 

 

 

Here’s What’s Coming Up:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Emcee: Bianca Spriggs

 

Featured authors:

Fenton Johnson, Stegner, Michener, & NEA Fellow, The Man Who Loved Birds

David Harrity, Rivendell Writers Colony Fellow, Our Father in the Year of the Wold

Jesse Donaldson, Michener Center for Writers Fellow, The More They Disappear

 

 

 

If you’ve missed Kentucky Great Writers Series in the past, check out some of the authors we’ve been honored to have!

Jay McCoy, The Occupation
Jason Howard, A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music
Gwyn Hyman Rubio, Love and Ordinary Creatures
Tania James, New York Times Editor’s Choice Author, The Tusk That Did the Damage
Rebecca Gayle Howell, Pushcart Prize Winner, Render/An Apocalypse
Kiki Petrosino, University of Louisville Creative Writing Program Director, Hymm for the Black Terrific
Nickole Brown, National Endowment for the Arts Grantee, Fanny Says
Sharon Mauldin ReynoldsWalking Air
Tom C. Hunley, 2014 New Southern Literary Award Semifinalist, Plunk
Paulette Livers, Elle Lettres Readers Prize Winner, Cementville
David Arnold,
Mosquitoland
Milton C. Toby, Canonero II: The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby’s Most Improbable Winner
Gwenda Bond, Lois Lane: Fallout
Joe Survant, The Land We Dreamed
Eric Scott Sutherland, Holler Poet Founder, Pendulum
Erin Keane, Demolition of the Promise Land
MaryJean Wall, Madam Belle: Sex, Money & Influence in a Southern Brothel
Julie Kibler, Calling Me Home
Fred MinnickWhiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey
Lisa Williams, Barnard Women Poets Prize Winner, Gazelle in the House
Courtney StevensFaking Normal
Don Lichtenfelt, Goodbye Lake Huron
Sarah Combs, National-Award Winner, Breakfast Served Anytime
Holly Goddard Jones, National-Award Winner, The Next Time You See Me
Angela CorrellTGrounded
Leatha Kendrick, Almanac of the Invisible
David Cazden, The Lost Animals
Jeremy Paden, Broken Tulips
Brian Lueng, Take Me Home
Mary Hamilton, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies
Alison AtleeThe Typewriter Girl
David Bell, Never Come Back
Kelly Norman Ellis, Cave Canem Poetry Fellow, Oerings of Desire
James C. Nicholson, Kentucky Literary Award Winner, Never Say Die
Sarah Gorham, Bad Daughter
Kim HustonSmall Town Sexy
Georgia Green Stamper, Butter in the Morning
Fred SmockThe Bounteous World
Lynnell EdwardsCovet: Poems
Kathleen DriskellPeck & Pock: A Graphic Poe
Al SmithWordsmith: My Life In Journalism
Nancy JensenThe Sisters, a #1 Indie Next Pick
Frank X WalkerIsaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride
Cynthia Rice EllingsenThe Whole Package
Kirby GannGhosting
Jeff WorleyBest to Keep Moving
T. CrunkNew Covenant Bond
Maurice ManningThe Common Man
Sherry Chandler Weaving a New Eden
Nikky Finney, National Book Award Winner, Head Off & Split
Bobbie Ann MasonThe Girl in the Blue Beret
Ed McClanahanI Just Hitched in From the Coast
Sallie BinghamMending
Kim EdwardsThe Lake of Dreams
Maureen MoreheadThe Melancholy Teacher
Nickole BrownA Book of Birds
Tori Murden McclurePearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
Katerina Stoykova, The Air Around the Butterfly
Sena Jeter NaslundAdam and Eve
Holly Goddard JonesGirl Trouble
Elizabeth OakesThe Luminescence of All Things Emily
Alex TaylorThe Name of the Nearest River