Have you been looking for some help in writing or publishing that book? Join the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning for Literary Activities at Saturday's Kentucky Crafted: The Market at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Events will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the South Wing of the Exposition Center. You can even bring your kids along.
Beginning at 10 a.m. and going through 4 p.m., children's activities will be offered in South Wing B.
Three different Writers' Workshop sessions will be offered throughout the day in South Wing Room 104.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kathleen Driskell will present the workshop, "Story-telling and Poetry." Driskell's latest poem collection, Seed Across Snow, published by Red Hen in 2009, was listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation.
From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mary Ann Taylor-Hall will present the workshop, "Something Has to Happen." Taylor-Hall has written several novels and has had her short fiction published in several literary quarterlies and anthologized in Best American Short Stories.
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Leatha Kendrick will present the workshop, "Life Writing." Kendrick is the author of three volumes of poetry and her poems and essays appear in a wide variety of journals and anthologies.
Online advance registration for the workshops is highly recommended, as space is limited. Cost is $30 per session. Registration fee includes admission to Kentucky Crafted: The Market.
Register for these sessions here.
In addition to the workshops, there will be a free Publishing Panel held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the South Wing Room 104. Carnegie Center and marketing and communications director Jessica Mohler will moderate a panel discussion with Ashley Runyon of University Press of Kentucky, Sarah Gorham of Sarabande Books, and Gray Zeitz of Larkspur Press.
There will also be a free Literary Reading titled "Kentucky's Finest," to be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the South Wing Room 104. Carnegie Center executive director Jan Isenhour will moderate as current and past poets laureate read their work.
The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at 937 Phillips Lane.
Photo: Courtesy of the Kentucky Arts Council