2009 KWBF

KWBF Program: May 16, 2009

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9:00 AM    Doors Open

9:15 AM Welcome

Hannelore Rader, Dean, University Libraries

9:30-10:00 AM Opening Keynote Speaker

Bethany Griffin, author of Handcuffs - “Teenagers, Yes They Do Read Books & Writing for Them Is Fun”

10:00-10:50 AM Concurrent Sessions

  • Writing for Children – George Ella Lyon, introduction by Peggy Grimes, Women Who Write
  • “The Characteristics of a Play Script” – Carridder Jones, introduction by Robin Harris, Law Library

10:50-11:30 AM Book Signing

11:30 AM -1:00 PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Keynote Introduction: Shirley Willihnganz, UofL Provost
Keynote Speaker: Sena Jeter Naslund - “When I Write a Woman, She Has Friends”

1:00-1:30 PM Book Signing

1:30-2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

  • Writing for a Cause – Janet L. Boyd & Fran Ellers, introduction by Cate Fosl, Anne Braden Institute
  • Writing as a Career – Constance Alexander, introduction by Amy Hartsough, Women’s Center


2:30-3:00 PM Book Signing

3:00-4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

  • Poetry of Hortense Flexner – Delinda Buie, Special Collections & Francesca Reggiani
  • Writing History – Joy Gleason Carew, author of Blacks, Reds, and Russians: Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise, introduction by Mary Karen Powers, Director, Women’s Center

4:15-4:45 PM Closing Address

Introduction: Judi Jennings, Director, Kentucky Foundation for Women
Closing Speaker: Kate Larken, Motes Books