2020 KWBF

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 womenctr@louisville.edu 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).