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Holler If You Hear Me: Holler Poets

BY BIANCA SPRIGGS In the midst of all the fanfare surrounding WEG, I daresay that this is the perfect opportunity to remind folks that for many, the Bluegrass isn’t just the Horse Capital of the World, but also the Literary […]

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‘Staggering Genius’ Dave Eggers at the University of Kentucky

 “I wish that you — you personally and every creative individual and organization you know — will find a way to directly engage with a public

Kentucky Women Writers Conference, featuring C.E. Morgan and Diane Ackerman

Presenters at this year's Kentucky Women Writers conference include Diane Ackerman, Jennifer Chang, Sue Halpern, C.E. Morgan, Simone Muench, Heather Sellers, Patricia Smith, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Valerie Wilson-Wesley.The

Wild Women of Poetry

BY BIANCA SPRIGGS “Wild women don’t get the blues,” Francine Reed wails on Lyle Lovett’s Live in Texas album. I

David Sedaris at Louisville’s Kentucky Center

"Everybody's got an eye for something. The only difference is that I carry around a notebook in my front pocket."--David Sedaris, interview with Missouri Review David Sedaris

Isaac Murphy Everybody Reads, Kentucky

Kentucky's new statewide literacy project -- Isaac Murphy: Everybody Reads -- will coincide with the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Kentucky author and UK professor Frank X Walker has

Now Reading: UK professor Erik Reece on Lexington in Garden and Gun

[Thanks to KY political blog Barefoot & Progressive for the tip.] UK writing professor and Lexington author Erik Reece contributes a City Portrait of Lexington in the August/September issue

Cosmic Possum

Author Silas House posted today that the term "cosmic possum," coined by his friend Jane Hicks, has landed in the Urban Dictionary. It's defined as: "A person whose

Former UK Journalism Director, CBS newsman, David Dick dies

Veteran newsman David Dick has died at the age of 80, at his Bourbon County home.  His most famous reporting came covering the Jonestown Massacre as a CBS

David Sedaris, in honor of Bastille Day

NPR's Fresh Air posted this excerpt from David Sedaris, 'When You Are Engulfed in Flames' today, in honor of Bastille Day. (Sedaris lives part-time in France.)Re-posting it here,

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