An evening with the novelist Carolyn Chute is wonderfully unliterary. This is especially true when she is reading in her native Maine.
“I am annoyed when I’m reading through the 16th century and come across underwear that did not exist,” said Margaret Atwood, who explained to a standing-room-only crowd at the Village Voice bookstore in Paris why she’s a stickler for historical accuracy in her work.
“We can’t say it’s the end of irony,” said poet Carolyn Kizer, in light of the terrorist attacks on September 11. “It’s the beginning. But irony is seldom appreciated by American culture.”
The 2019 Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held from September 19 to September 22 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poets Franny Choi, DaMaris B. Hill, and Dorianne Laux; fiction writers Chantel Acevedo, Lydia Millet, and Antonya Nelson; and nonfiction writers Nicole Chung, Barbara Hurd, and Darcey Steinke. The cost of the conference was $125; the cost for students was $30. Workshops were available for an additional $100.
Kentucky Women Writers Conference, University of Kentucky, 232 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40506. (859) 257-2874. Julie Wrinn, Director.