Friday, April 24, 2015
Kentucky State Capitol
(all times Eastern)
Kentucky Writers’ Day Ceremony, Capitol Rotunda
The Kentucky Arts Council presents Kentucky Writers’ Day and the induction of George Ella Lyon as Kentucky Poet Laureate 2015-2016. The celebration will include readings by the new Kentucky Poet Laureate and past poets laureate.
Public Reception, Capitol Mezzanine
All Kentuckians are invited to a reception honoring all Kentucky writers.
Kentucky Writers’ Day celebrates the Commonwealth’s strong literary tradition and the birthday of Kentucky native Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.
Kentucky Writers’ Day activities are free and open to the public.