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Women Who Write Head to the Kentucky Book Fair

The Kentucky Book Fair is the state’s premier literary event. This year’s book fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, Ky. (The main book fair is preceded by the Fourth Annual Children’s Day, held the day before at the same location.) Each year, more than 150 authors attend the fair, prepared to sign their ...

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Retreat and Write

Mark your calendars now for the annual Women Who Write members-only retreat on Oct. 17–18, 2015. The retreat, held at Hopscotch House, provides a perfect opportunity to work on your books, stories, essays, and poetry. You can retreat to a quiet corner of this beautiful old farmhouse, or wander the garden or grounds and write to your heart’s content. There ...

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Write a Novel in a Month? Are You Crazy?

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). According to the website, NaNoWriMo “is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On Nov. 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.” If ...

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WWW Contest Winner Lands Honorable Mention in Gemini Contest

Hilary Sloin, whose story “Radiohead,” took third place for prose in the Women Who Write 2011 writing contest, has another feather in her cap. Hilary’s story, “Tidying Up,” received honorable mention in Gemini magazine’s recent short story contest. See her story at http://www.gemini-magazine.com/.

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“Jaw-Dropping” Conference Sets Attendance Record

Those of you who were fortunate enough to attend our fourth annual writer’s craft conference know how amazing the whole event was. We had wonderful presenters who spoke on a variety of topics to nearly 80 attendees from five states. That is a record for Women Who Write, and I am proud of the board for working so hard to ...

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Love Bernheim Forest? Apply for Sarabande Residency

The annual Sarabande Writing Residency offers a residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative non-fiction writer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, an idyllic 14,000-acre nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. Residents receive a $500 travel stipend and a two- to six-week stay in a private, fully equipped cottage on the Bernheim grounds. Residents offer one public reading or discussion ...

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Beware of “evil twins”

Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Many words in the English language are commonly confused. Beware of these “evil twins.” Accept/except. Accept means to agree, to receive something, or to assume a responsibility: “Nora accepted the package.” Except means to exclude: “Nora ...

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Writing: Not Always a Lonely Pursuit

We are only one month away from our fourth writer’s conference on July 18, and I couldn’t be more excited! We have an amazing lineup of local and regional speakers who will not only educate but inspire you. Writing is a job and a joy. Women Who Write started the conference to explore the craft of writing, and bring authors ...

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Crawford Hits the Big Time and Other Member News

WWW member Jeannie Waldridge recently learned that she won second place in the Women on Writing international flash fiction contest for her story “The Church Meeting,” set in the fictional town of Crawford, Kentucky. Jeannie has shared several of her Crawford stories with the group. It’s nice to see her get recognition for her work. Jeannie also gave a shout ...

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2015 Writer’s Conference Recap — Workshop Descriptions & Speakers

A big thank you to all of you who attended our Writer’s Craft Conference this past July, 2015. The Women Who Write writing conference gets better every year, and our recent conference was one of our best! To get an idea of the topics explored and the speakers who presented, please review the complete 2015 Writer’s Craft Conference overview below. ...

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