October 18th is the National Day of Writing, and people around the country will gather to read, write, and celebrate writing in all media. Here in Lexington, the Carnegie Center invites everyone around town to join in and help write a very long and collaborative short story. UK will have its own chapter to write. Sigma Tau Delta, Graphite, English and WRD will host a writing booth in the Student Center from 10 AM until 2 PM--Come by, read, and add a sentence or two to the story. Be a part of the longest short story ever written.
The 35th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference has unveiled its line-up for the literary event scheduled Sept. 20–21, 2013, and tickets may now be purchased. The conference, which will feature Louisville poet Kiki Petrosino and other acclaimed writers from around the nation, will also offer five new postgraduate scholarships to attend the event.
Florida playwright Jo Morello has won the second biennial Prize for Women Playwrights presented by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference (KWWC) for her full-length play, E.G.O.: The Passions of Eugene Gladstone O'Neill.
The Kentucky Women Writers Conference will feature best-selling novelist and National Book Award finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell as its keynote speaker at the 2013 conference, scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21.