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

To request a reading or other activity, email the poet laureate at fsmock@bellarmine.edu. Include "Poet Laureate Request" in the subject line.

The Kentucky Humanities Council, through its Speakers Bureau, offers a reduced fee to book the Kentucky Poet Laureate for groups (minimum 25 adults). For more information and to apply, go to https://www.kyhumanities.org/speakersintroduction.html.

Fred Smock
© Photo by Olga-Maria Cruz

 

 


 

2018

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July 21



Oct. 10



Reading, Louisville Writing Project
University of Louisville (private)
Louisville

Reading, Woods and Waters Land Trust
Kentucky Coffeetree Café
Frankfort

Talk, Two-Year College English Association Southeast Conference
The Brown Hotel (private)
Louisville

Talk
Martha Layne Collins High School (private)
Shelbyville

Reading
Sunergos Coffee
Louisville

Reading
Henderson Community College
Henderson

Reading and panel discussion
Kentucky Writers’ Day Celebration
Spalding University
Louisville

Reading
Bedford Public Library
Bedford, Ind.

Reading, Poetpalooza
Village Lights Bookstore
Madison, Ind.

Reading and talk
Louisville Women’s Club (private)
Louisville

Workshop, Louisville Literary Arts
Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve
Goshen

Readings and talks, Governor’s School for the Arts
Centre College (private)
Danville

Reading, Brier Books
Broadstone Book’s 15th Anniversary Party
Lexington

Reading, Awakening the Creative Spirit: A Day Inspired by Thomas Merton
Bellarmine University
Louisville


2017

May 15



July 11



Aug. 2



Aug. 19
10 a.m.-noon



August 26
6 p.m.




Sept. 13




Sept. 14



Oct. (TBA)



Oct. 6




Oct. 15



Oct. 21



Oct. 28




Oct. 29



Nov. (TBA)



Nov. (TBA)



Nov. 5



Nov. 11




Nov. 16



Nov. 18




Radio interview, WUKY 91.3
Lexington


Radio interview, WFPL 89.3
Louisville


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


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


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


Lecture, Miralea
Masonic Homes of Louisville
Louisville (private)


Keynote speaker, Louisville Literary Arts (LLA)
Louisville


Reading, Scott County Library
Georgetown


Reading and workshop, Kentucky State Poetry Society
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond


Reading and workshop, Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green


Reading, Writers Block Festival
Louisville


Reading of a commissioned poem, Bellarmine University
President’s Inauguration
Louisville


Reading and talk, Mason County High School
Maysville (private)


Reading, InKY Reading Series
Louisville


Reading, Georgetown College
Georgetown


Reading, St. Matthews Episcopal Church
Louisville (private)


11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reading, open house, The Berry Center
New Castle


Reading and talk, Kentucky Conservation Committee’s “Kentucky Voices”
Frankfort


Book signing, Kentucky Book Fair, Kentucky Humanities Council
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington


 

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