2019-2020 Kentucky Great Writers Series

Crystal Wilkinson and Marcia Thornton Jones signing books after the May 2017 reading.

The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Each event starts at 6:00 pm with a 25-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 6:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the readings, the audience will have the opportunity to purchase and have books signed by the authors.

The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Kentucky Great Writers Series, set to begin in fall 2020. Click here to read the instructions in full and to nominate your favorite Kentucky author.

2019-2020 Readings:

February 11, 2020

Jayne Moore Waldrop, Retracing My Steps
Nazera Sadiq Wright,
Black Girlhood in the Nineteeth Century
Katy Yocom,
Three Ways to Disappear

April 14, 2020

Jeff Worley, Lucky Talk
John James,
The Milk Hours
Savannah Sipple,
WWJD and Other Poems

May 19, 2020

Jeffrey Skinner, I Offer This Container: New and Selected
Michael Croley,
Any Other Place: Stories
Carter Sickel,
The Prettiest Star

Click here to learn more about the authors we’ve been honored to feature in the past.