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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2016 KENTUCKY WRITERS HALL OF FAME
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Deadline: July 10
The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame is seeking public nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Kentucky writers, both living and deceased, are eligible for membership in the Hall of Fame.
More info: email@example.com
FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Deadline: July 20
Writers have been producing very short fiction for hundreds of years. From Aesop to Vonnegut, they've written stories with a protagonist, plot, and resolution-all in 500 words or fewer. Now it's your chance to say it in 500 words.
More info: http://carnegiecenterlex.org
WRITER’S CRAFT CONFERENCE
Women Who Write
Fee: $75; $60 for Women Who Write members
All writers, all genders and genres and all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. More info: http://www.WomenWhoWrite.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN WHO WRITE
First Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mid City Mall Branch of the Jefferson County Free Public Library, 1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Open to women (18 and older) of all skill levels who write and who aspire to write.
More info: http://womenwhowrite.com
CAPITAL CITY WRITERS ROUNDTABLE
The Capital City Writers Roundtable meets monthly in Frankfort, Ky.
More info: Jerry Deaton at email@example.com
PAINTSVILLE MAIN STREET WRITERS’ GROUP
The Paintsville Main Street Writers’ Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Library.
More info: 606-789-4355
FRANKFORT WRITERS GROUP
Frankfort Writers Group meets at Paul Sawyier Public Library, third Tuesday of each month..
More info: Rochelle Silvernail at 502-320-4373 or 502-875-8184.
THE OWENSBORO WRITERS GROUP
The Owensboro Writers Group meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Daviess County Public Library from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More info: http://owensborowritersgroup.com/WordPress
THE POEZIA POETRY GROUP
The Poezia Poetry Group meets every first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Common Grounds
Coffee House in Lexington, Ky.
More info: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer at firstname.lastname@example.org
PENHOUSE RETREAT CENTER
PenHouse Retreat Center is now open—a place for rest and creativity. PenHouse is a spacious two-story 120-year-old country home located in a horseshoe bend of the Elkhorn Creek in northern Franklin County. PenHouse is the perfect place to write, to host book parties and readings, to offer workshops or attend them.
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INKY READING SERIES
The InKY Reading Series is a monthly music and literature event held on the second Friday of the month at The Bard’s Town in Louisville, Ky. This event is always free.
More info: www.thebardstown.com/
Other Literary Opportunities and Workshops
The Carnegie Center offers a variety of classes and seminars.
More info: www.carnegiecenterlex.org or call 859-254-4175, ext. 21
PEN AMERICAN CENTER
The PEN American Center offers a variety of emergency assistance, including grants, for professional writers.
More info: www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/251
ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Building on the Fine Arts Work Center’s tradition of creative excellence and community, 24PearlStreet offers an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized poets and writers.
More info: www.fawc.org/24pearlstreet/
KY WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE: NEW MEMBERS FOR
BOARD OF ADVISORS
The Kentucky Women Writers Conference Board of Advisors is seeking new members to serve women readers and writers. The board reflects all backgrounds and professions, not just educators and writers, and board diversity is essential to its mission. You may nominate yourself or someone else.
More info: www.uky.edu/WWK/board.html
POETS AND WRITERS ONLINE
Find more tips and opportunities for writers online at www.pw.org
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