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Music and words go hand-in-hand.  Combined in the right mix, they create a symbiant relationship that can make our bodies move and our emotions race.  Music and words are our most basic forms of communication and expression; they both stand alone and weave together with a flexibility few other things on earth achieve.   In the life of musician and writer Rosanne Cash, the artistic synergy between sound and speech is her career.  Leading a duel life as both acclaimed singer/songwriter and essayist and author, Cash expresses the power of art, tradition and love in her memoir, Composed.  Cash will be interviewed Monday night at 6pm in conjunction Kentucky Author Forum’s “Great Conversation” series.  Visit the Kentucky Center for the Arts to participate as an audience member as folklorist and Professor of Anthropology, Nick Spitzer, speaks with Cash for an uninterrupted hour of music and memories.

Rosanne Cash, the accomplished daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, is a Grammy-winning artist of fourteen albums, twenty-one Top 40 country singles and two gold records.  Her career as an accomplished musician has spanned three decades of popular music that has resonated with audiences worldwide.  As an author, Cash has created a body of essays and short stories featured in publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone and New York Magazine; published books include Bodies of Water, children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale and the recent memoir Composed.  As both writer and singer, Cash is known for her moving, compelling voice that laces together passion, honesty and evocative imagery.    

Rosanne Cash’s story will be the third installment of the “Great Conversations” season.  The Kentucky Author Forum is a non-profit, nationally recognized literary event, featuring celebrated authors whose contributions to their personal area of expertise have impacted the fields of art, music, history, politics as well as a variety of cultural affairs.  Engaged with notable interviewers, “Great Conversations” broadcasts lively stories to both a regional audience, as well as national viewers. 

Don’t miss your chance to hear Rosanne Cash’s story first hand as one of 600 spectators this Monday.  Carmichael’s Bookstore will be on-site, offering copies of Cash’s memoir, Composed, on sale for $16.00 paperback or $26.95 hardcover.  Tickets are $20.00 per person to attend and are on sale now at the Kentucky Center box office downtown, or online.  Big spenders can pay $100 per ticket to attend a dinner honoring Cash following her interview.  Bring a friend and spend special evening of music, words and spirited dialogue.

The Kentucky Center for the Arts is located at 501 W. Main St

For more information about this interview or other events, visit the Kentucky Author Forum website

Photo: Courtesy of Kentucky Author Forum’s website


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I currently spend most of my days sequestered in a dark and secret room projecting IMAX films for an adoring public. In my spare time I read books (a lot) and contemplate ever more devious ways to become a professional Blacksmith. I love words, paper, fashion, trees, Charlie Chaplin, useless knick-knacks and my beloved turquoise 1994 Ford Ranger - Daniel. I totally believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Books are culture; my goal is to tell you a story.

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