If You're Still on the Fence . . .

September 4, 2020
If you are still on the fence about attending this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference, now less than a week away, you may enjoy this interview with our Board president, Randi Ewing, who spoke to Eastern Standard’s Tom Martin on 88.9 WEKU: https://esweku.org/track/2455952/martin-ewing.
Or you may enjoy browsing our conference program, hot off the hands of our designer Veronica this afternoon.
There will be an orientation session for registrants two days before the conference begins on “How to Make the Most of KyWomenWriters2020 Before, During, and After,” led by Board member Katy Yocom and me. That’s on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 12:30–1:30 p.m. We’ll cover topics such as: how to make sure you’re prepared to write in a generative workshop; suggestions for recharging your batteries during the conference; and advice on networking and making new friends. Especially if this is your first writers conference, this orientation session should help you acclimate, know what to expect, and consider what to do with everything you’ve learned once you’re back home again.
All workshops are sold out, except for one slot that just opened up in Jami Attenberg’s, due to a cancellation. Otherwise, general admission is only $25. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 11:59 p.m., which is when the ticketing link will be deactivated. There is no registration deadline for the free events, and people can register anytime, even after the event is underway.
This year Board member and Sonia Sanchez Series chair Patrice Muhammad was very creative in coming up with an event that could only be held online: a Netflix-style viewing party of a documentary film about the series’ namesake. Patrice will host an online screening of “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez” where viewers can engage with each other by typing chat room comments during the film. The 2017 Emmy-nominated documentary explores the writer’s life and contribution to the world of poetry, her place in the Black Arts Movement and her role in African American culture. To view a trailer and learn more, please see today’s press release.
Let the countdown to KyWomenWriters2020 begin!