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Love and Basketball: Nick Stump shares big blue memories

LOVE AND BASKETBALL ‘They never give a hillbilly a break’ by Michael Stamper  My Uncle Clayton Adams was a great man. While most of the men in my family had gone off to fight in World War Two, Clayton stayed […]

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Erik Reece reads from The Guy Davenport Reader

Reading “The Guy Davenport Reader”: Erik Reece, Guy Mendes, Richard Taylor

Guy Davenport was a lodestone for the intellectual life that converged in Lexington in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Drawn in by this Georgia-born, Harvard-educated "one of the last

“For the tenth grade I got a scholarship to the private school in town. My seventh-grade biology teacher had gotten a job there, and the school, Sayre, had started a two-student scholarship program. Mr. Bailey sold them on me, and my mother got a phone call offering full tuition.” --Richard Hell (then Richard Meyers) Sayre Basketball Team 1965, pictured with Larry Flynn.

Richard Hell remembers Lexington childhood in new autobiography

Don't Call it a Memoir: Punk luminary Richard Hell remembers his Lexington childhood in new autobiography   [amazon asin=B0089LOFHQ&template=iframe image][amazon asin=B000W1VA42&template=iframe

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A Conversation with Author Holly Goddard Jones

BY HEATHER C. WATSON Kentucky native and UK grad Holly Goddard Jones is everywhere these days. In the past year alone, the writer and UK alumna has released her

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Black History Month Influencers: Kelly Norman Ellis’s Facebook Challenge

BY KAKIE URCH On the first Day of Black History Month, 2013, the great poet Kelly Norman Ellis (who received her PhD in African American Literature and Creative Writing

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Louisville Writer Bonnie McCafferty has died

"I do believe that most people probably end up wishing they'd taken more chances in life, risked more, had more fun. I doubt that people agonize over those

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Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s poet laureate

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Wordography: UK project profiles Lexington pastry chef Stella Parks

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Wordography: UK Project Profiles Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s Writing Life

BY JENNY RICE If you would like to join this collective snapshot and be part of Lexington’s  Wordography, please email lexingtonwritersproject@gmail.com. This ongoing project is directed by the Division

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Off with High Hopes, a New Year’s Essay by Linda Scott DeRosier

Kentucky native Linda Scott DeRosier is the author of Creeker: A Woman's Journey and Songs of Life and Grace: A Memoir. BY LINDA SCOTT DEROSIER About thirty years ago Arthur



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