The 40th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held on September 13 to September 16 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poets Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Tarfia Faizullah, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson; fiction writers Mary Gaitskill, Deirdra McAfee, BettyJoyce Nash, Leesa Cross-Smith, and Sherry Thomas; nonfiction writers Erin Chandler, Angela Palm, and Joni Tevis; and publishing consultant Jane Friedman. The cost of the conference was $125; the cost for students was $30. Workshops were available for an additional $75. Manuscript consultations with a literary agent were available for an additional $45. Workshop space was limited; registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Kentucky Women Writers Conference, University of Kentucky, 232 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40506. (859) 257-2874. Julie Wrinn, Director.