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2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference

September 10, 2015 - September 13, 2015

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The 2015 Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference is September 10-13, 2015.

The conference starts on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m with the Sonia Series keynote: screening of the film BadddDDD Sonia Sanchez, plus Q & A with Sonia Sanchez and Patrice Muhammad, The Lyric Theatre.

Friday, September 11 (Carnegie Center):

9 am: Poetry reading by Sonia Sanchez with Q&A

10:15 am: poetry workshop with Angela Ball, drafting & revising poetry workshop with Kathleen Driskell, The Power of Persona Poems – workshop with Jessica Helen Lopez

10:15 am: “Can the Writing Life Make Peace with Family Life?” panel discussion with Meghan Daum and Hannah Pittard; manuscript meetings with Joy Harris

11:30 am: readings by Jacinda Townsend & Emily Bingham

2 pm: literary agent Joy Harris’s talk

2 pm: Writing Lives: Loud and Quiet: nonfiction workshop with Emily Bingham; Self Exposure vs. Self-Examination workshop in personal essay and memoir with Meghan Daum; workshop in fiction with Hannah Pittard; workshop in fiction with Jacinda Townsend; playwriting workshop with Carson Kreitzer

3:15 pm: Publishing Strategies for Poets: panel discussion with Lynnell Edwards, Kristen Miller, Kiki Petrofina and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

4:30 pm: readings by Angela Ball & Kathleen Driskell

6 pm: writers reception at the Singletary Center lobby

7:30 pm: Ann Beattie keynote reading with Q&A by Hannah Pittard at the Singletary Center Recital Hall

Saturday, September 12 (Carnegie Center):

9 am: fiction craft talk with Ann Beattie

10:15 am: poetry workshop with Angela Ball, drafting & revising poetry workshop with Kathleen Driskell, The Power of Persona Poems – workshop with Jessica Helen Lopez

10:15 am: literary agent Joy Harris’s talk, part 2, introduced by Sena Jeter Naslund

11:30 am: dramatic reading by Carson Kreutzer; Q&A by Eric Seale

2 pm: Gabehart Prize winners readings

2 pm: Writing Lives: Loud and Quiet: nonfiction workshop with Emily Bingham; Self Exposure vs. Self-Examination workshop in personal essay and memoir with Meghan Daum; workshop in fiction with Hannah Pittard; workshop in fiction with Jacinda Townsend; playwriting workshop with Carson Kreitzer

3:15 pm: Young Women Writers & Teen Howl Poets readings

4:30 pm: readings by Meghan Daum & Hannah Pittard

6 pm: 90 Seconds Open Mic at Natasha’s Bistro

7:30 pm: Wild Women of Poetry Slam with feature poet Jessica Helen Lopez, emcee Bianca Spriggs, and music by Amethyst Kiah. Poets Christina Boyd, Lisa Marie, Jordon Roberts, and Jeannie Woller will compete. Downtown Arts Center.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 10:00 a.m., Stars with Accents: readings by Bianca Bargo, Martha Billings, and Allison Joseph, moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Carnegie Center.

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Start:
September 10, 2015
End:
September 13, 2015
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