Conference Spotlight: Kentucky Writers Conference & Southern Kentucky Book Fest (Back to Back, April 15-16, 2011)

Let’s just cut right to the chase. The Kentucky Writers Conference is FREE. You heard me: Free. It’s a one-day free event on Friday, April 15, 2011—the day before the (huge) Southern Kentucky Book Fest.

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The Kentucky Writers Conference is a free one-day event held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2011, at Carroll Knicely Conference Center, 654 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY.


Authors who will be participating in the Book Fest on Saturday, April 16 (including me!) will give attendees at the Writers Conference the benefit of their wisdom on Friday, April 15.

Free workshops on the following topics:

  • memoir writing
  • finding a literary agent
  • shaping scenes
  • writing a query letter
  • using humor in writing

Sessions run for 75 minutes. The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend,
including high school students, college students, teachers, and the general public. No registration is required; however, if you are bringing a class please let the organizer know. (The organizer is Kristie Lowry, (270)745-4502;

Also, I will be presenting a special Saturday session as a conference speaker in the middle of the book fest day. On Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m., I will present “How to Get Published: Professional Writing Practices and What Editors Want” in the Carroll Knicely Conference Center Auditorium. As with all conference sessions, this presentation will be free.

Kentucky Writers Conference program booklets will be available at Barnes & Noble and Warren County Library locations in March, and they can also be viewed through the website at that time. For more information, please contact Kristie.


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