Kentucky Women's Book Festival 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018

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The 12th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature authors from a wide variety of genres March 3 on University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

The festival’s opening speaker is UofL alumna Sheri Riley, author of “Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are (with a forward by Usher),” which has been featured on numerous national television shows and news outlets.

Sallie Bingham, playwright, poet, founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women and author of numerous books including an upcoming literary biography, “The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke,” will present the luncheon keynote.

Other speakers include: Carolyn Furdek, author of “Locked-In: A Soldier & Civilian’s Struggle with Invisible Wounds” and Aimee Zaring, author of “Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods.”

Women Who Write, a local women’s writers’ group will present the workshop “So, You Want to Write: Let’s Get Started” facilitated by Selene Phillips, an assistant professor of communications at UofL. 

Festival sessions and presentations are free, except for an optional $10 lunch, but attendees are asked to register here. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation and the opening session begins at 10 a.m. in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library. Luncheon registration is required by Feb. 27; call the UofL Women’s Center at 502-852-8976 to register and for more information. The Women’s Center and University Libraries host the event, which is part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.