Kentucky Great Writers Series 2015-2016


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, May 24, 2016

Emcee: Bianca Spriggs

Jay McCoy

The Occupation

Jason Howard

A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music

Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Love and Ordinary Creatures

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

Rebecca Gayle Howell, Pushcart Prize Winner
Render/An Apocalypse

Kiki Petrosino, University of Louisville Creative Writing Program Director
Hymm for the Black TerrificNickole Brown, National Endowment for the Arts Grantee
Fanny SaysSharon Mauldin Reynolds
Walking Air

Tom C. Hunley, 2014 New Southern Literary Award Semifinalist
Paulette Livers, Elle Lettres Readers prize Winner

David Arnold
Milton C. Toby
Canonero II: The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby’s Most Improbable Winner
Gwenda Bond
Lois Lane: Fallout
Leatha Kendrick
Almanac of the Invisible
Joseph G. Anthony
Wanted: Good Family
Molly Harper
etter Homes and Hauntings
Former Kentucky Laureate Joe Survant
The Land We Dreamed
Holler Poets Founder Eric Scott Sutherland
Al Smith Fellow Erin Keane
Demolition of the Promised Land
MaryJean Wall
Madam Belle: Sex, Money & Influence in a Southern Brothel
Julie Kibler
Calling Me Home
Fred Minnick
Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey
Barnard Women Poets Prize Winner Lisa Williams
Gazelle in the House
Courtney Stevens
Faking Normal
Don Lichtenfelt
Goodbye Lake Huron
National-Award Winner, Sarah Combs
Breakfast Served Anytime
National-Award Winner, Holly Goddard Jones
The Next Time You See Me
Angela Correll
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 Atlee
The 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 GorhamBad Daughter
Kim HustonSmall Town Sexy
Georgia Green StamperButter 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 Mcclure,Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
Katerina Stoykova, The Air Aorund the Butterfly
Sena Jeter Naslund,Adam and Eve
Holly Goddard JonesGirl Trouble
Elizabeth OakesThe Luminescence of All Things Emily
Alex TaylorThe Name of the Nearest River