Almost since its founding, the Commonwealth has churned out writers. The first, well-known African American novelist was born here. Kentuckians have also penned such works as “The Dollmaker,” “Night Comes to the Cumberlands,” and “All the King’s Men.” To honor these authors of fiction and non-fiction, the Carnegie Center in Lexington next Thursday unveils the “Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.” Neil Chethik, who’s the center’s executive director, says they’ll name their first six inductees.
Neil Chethik is executive director of the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The very first induction ceremony for the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame is next Thursday evening at the center. The public is invited.