Jorena D. Faulkner
Women's Writing Groups 101
A panel from Women Who Write, a Louisville group of women writers with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to fostering excellence in literary creation and encouraging women and girls of all ages to use writing as a creative force in their lives.
Inspired by her mother’s death from breast cancer in 2001, Jorena D. Faulkner made the life changing decision to follow her dreams of becoming a multi-dimensional artist.
Jorena is a published writer, poet, artist and musician and has been a member of Women Who Write since winning the 2004 Women Who Write Poetry and Short Prose Contest for her entry "Wearing Mom" (a true life account of her first Komen breast cancer walk). She enjoys being active in her community in support of the women's social change agenda, having had her works performed by organizations such as Until the Violence Stops: Kentucky. She also served seven months as Chair of the first Kentucky Women's Book Festival and is an Arts Meets Activism grant recipient of The Kentucky Foundation for Women in music.
Jorena currently serves as the Associate Director of Women Who Write and continues to focus on her writing and KFW grant-work while playing locally with her band Jaida Blue, incorporating her music, art, poetry and writing as inspiration for other women who aspire to live their dreams. It’s never too late.