Showcasing the Arts


Kentucky Poet Laureate
Frederick Smock: Schedule

Frederick Smock
Kentucky Poet Laureate
2017 — 2018

“In my teaching, I like to bring poetry to everyone. I imagine that will color some of what I do as poet laureate.” — Frederick Smock, Kentucky Poet Laureate

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Fred Smock
© Photo by Olga-Maria Cruz




May 15

July 11

Aug. 2

Aug. 19
10 a.m.-noon

August 26
6 p.m.

Sept. 14

Oct. (TBA)

Oct. 15

Oct. 21

Oct. 28

Nov. 5

Nov. (TBA)

Nov. (TBA)

Interview, WUKY 91.3

Interview, WFPL 89.3, radio interview

Reading and talk, Baptist Milestone Wellness Center
Louisville (private)

Paul Sawyier Public Library’s Gathering of Authors
Woman’s Club of Frankfort

Reading in conjunction with Image & Word: A Text-based Art Exhibition
Kaviar Forge and Gallery
1718 Frankfort Avenue

Keynote Speaker, Louisville Literary Arts (LLA) fundraiser

Reading, Scott County Library

Reading and workshop, Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green

Reading, Writers Block Festival

Reading of a Commissioned Poem, Bellarmine University
President’s Inauguration

Reading, St. Matthews Episcopal Church
(private event)

Reading, InKY Reading Series

Reading, Georgetown College


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