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Kentucky Women Writers Conference
18 Sep 2013
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Welcome to our literary community! There are so many ways to become involved with the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, and foremost among them is simply to attend the Conference in Lexington on September 20-22, 2013, featuring Bonnie Jo Campbell, Kia Corthron, Claire Dederer, Jennifer Haigh, Ada Limon, George Ella Lyon, Molly Peacock, Kiki Petrosino, Sonya Renee Taylor, and many more.

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest running literary festival of women in the nation. An annual event launched by the University of Kentucky in 1979, it has become a premier destination for the celebration of women's arts and letters. The incredible caliber of writers and artists that we bring to Lexington each year would not be possible without the ability to pay them a fair fee, and that ability depends upon generous partnerships between the University of Kentucky and many key supporters such as the Kentucky Foundation for Women. About 1,000 individuals attend the conference each year. Daytime sessions attract about 150 writers at all stages of development, and free evening events gather a lively community of readers. Most come seeking literary sisterhood, help with a manuscript, or practical advice about the publishing industry. Many are students or beginning writers. If there is a universal thread running through our varied programming, it is that great writers are almost always great readers, whose most profound relationships are with other books and authors.

We hope to see you in September! For more information regarding the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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The artist or arts organization telling this story was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. KFW is based on the belief that when women and girls advance, so does Kentucky. For more information about the foundation and the social change artmaking being done by the individuals and organizations it supports, visit www.kfw.org." 

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Fiction Journalism Non-Fiction Poetry Academia Community Culture Empowerment Gender Rural-Urban Women Youth Conference/Lecture Southeast Academic Journalist Poet Writer
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