1:40pm

Thu September 15, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Women Writers Conference Takes Over Lexington

The 33rd annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference aims to help aspiring writers become better at their craft through workshops and public events. Director Julie Wrinn says the four day celebration provides an opportunity for creative people to come together and share ideas. "Writing is very often a lonely profession that you have to do alone at your desk generally. An event like ours is a great opportunity to find an escape from that loneliness and find some collegiality with other writers."

Wrinn says, in addition to day-time workshops, weekend activities include the popular Gypsy Poetry Slam Friday night at 7 at the Downtown Arts Center. 

Then Saturday evening at 8, keynote speaker Francine Prose, will read excerpts from her new novel, 'My New American Life'. That event is in Memorial Hall on the UK campus.

The Women Writers Conference runs through Sunday.