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Kentucky Women’s Book Festival brings together readers, writers

by Janene Zaccone, communications and marketing last modified Apr 19, 2012 10:55 AM

When readers and writers convene for the 6th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival at the University of Louisville, it just might be the ultimate book club meeting.

Author presentations and workshops, book sales and signings and a keynote luncheon will give participants a chance to connect over their favorite pastime: reading and talking about books, Saturday, May 19, at Ekstrom Library. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the festival officially begins at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and socializing.

Tori Murden McClure will address participants at the 10 a.m. opening session. The Spalding University president wrote “A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean,” about her quest to become the first woman to row a boat alone and without assistance across the Atlantic Ocean.

Poet Kiki Petrosino; Julie Wade, Lambda Literary Award winner; and Glynis Ridley, award-winning non-fiction author, all from UofL, will be among the session leaders. Other writers who will give sessions are:

  •  Maureen Morehead, Kentucky poet laureate
  • Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, award-winning novelist who will give the luncheon talk
  • Nancy Jensen, author of the 2011 and highly acclaimed novel, “The Sisters”
  • Sara Havens, LEO Weekly columnist
  • Sharon Receveur, archivist
  • Deanna O’Daniel, memoirist

The lunch session is the only one that requires registration and has a charge. Registration for it is required by May 15 and can be made by calling the UofL Women’s Center at 502-852-8976. The cost is $16.

The Women’s Center sponsors the event with University Libraries.


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