Ellen Birkett Morris

The Road to Publication

10:30 a.m.
Session 1


The path from our first imaginative glimmer to words on the printed page can offer many twists and turns. As the publishing industry becomes more complex and offers more options than ever before, a diverse group of Kentucky authors relate their personal journeys to publication. The panelists will also discuss the strong points and/or drawbacks of their particular publishing situations.


Ellen Birkett Morris is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, a fiction writer and an essayist. Her fiction and poetry have been published in journals including Alimentum, The Centrifugal Eye, and The Pedestal Magazine. Her work for children has appeared in Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People, The Girls’ Book of Friendship and The Girls’ Book of Love. Her essays have appeared in many anthologies including Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing and The Writing Group Book and on WFPL radio, Louisville ’s National Public Radio affiliate.