Kentucky Women's Book Festival 2020

14th Annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival

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The 14th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature authors from a wide variety of genres March 7 on University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

The festival’s opening speaker is Kaila Story. Story is an associate professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pan-African Studies. She holds the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She co-hosts an award-winning podcast on WFPL called “Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture and Black Gay Life.” 

Courtney “Court” Stevens, a young adult fiction writer from Bowling Green, Ky., will present the luncheon keynote. Her newest book, set for release March 3, is “The June Boys.” 

Other speakers include:

The festival begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and conversation and the opening session begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Brandeis School of Law. Festival sessions and presentations are free but participants are asked to register here to guarantee their space. An $11 optional lunch is available for purchase by contacting the Women’s Center at 502-852-8976 or by Feb. 28.

The Women’s Center and Brandeis School of Law host the event, which is part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.

 Following the festival, from 1:30-2:15 p.m., Susan Lindsey, former president of Women Who Write, a local women’s writers’ group, will present the workshop “Top Tips to Improve Your Writing.”

Women Who Write is a non-profit organization for women writers in the Louisville area. We welcome, educate and support all women who aspire to write. Our vision is to be the “go-to” place for women writers. All women interested in writing, in any genre, at any level, are invited to our meetings. Women Who Write was co-founded in May 1992 by local playwright and historian, Carridder (Rita).