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New fundraising cookbook for Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville

Three Women Who Write members—Peggy Grimes, Cheri Powell, and Susan Lindsey—recently helped produce a new fundraising cookbook for Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville. Speed Family Heritage Recipes is currently available on Amazon.com. Working in conjunction with the project sponsor, Corn Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, they helped transformed a stack of heritage recipes into a delightful ...

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Letter from the Director – July 2016

WWW July Conference As of this writing, 36 spaces are left for the conference. Space is limited due to the fire marshal’s restrictions. Members need to register for the conference as soon as possible. We have quite a few outside WWW members register for the conference, and we don’t want you to be left out. Please contact a board member ...

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Letter from the Director – June 2016

WWW Conference in July Twenty-one speakers are scheduled to speak. Nancy Gall-Clayton will inspire playwrights. Bestseller and author of 30 novels, Virginia Smith will speak. Her book, The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade, is a finalist for the prestigious Bookseller’s Best Award. Molly Harper White, known for her award-winning Half-Moon Hollow vampire series set in Kentucky, will talk about ...

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Bring your writing!

One way to become a better writer is to read good work, over and over. Read The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Courier-Journal, Today’s Woman, Leo, the Louisville Defender, material from the canon and classics, and the bizarre. Another way to improve is to bring your material to WWW meetings. Make about 20 double-spaced copies. If needed, ...

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Letter from the Director – May 2016

Dear Women Who Write Members, Although this Thursday is the Pegasus Parade, Women Who Write will meet as usual at the Highlands Shelby Park Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in Mid City Mall from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Also this month, we are having a new member luncheon for all WWW members. Please come Saturday, May 14, ...

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Congratulations, Jeannie!

Long-time WWW member Jeannie Waldridge won first place in a WOW! Women on Writing Winter 2015 flash fiction contest for her piece “The Church Meeting.” The genre usually limits the word count to less than a few hundred. Unlike most writers who need a quiet environment, Jeannie craves chaos. She said, “I like to have noise and activity. If things ...

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A New Director Takes the Helm

Women Who Write's New Board

Dear Fellow Writers, The previous board deserves a grand thank you for sustaining a viable organization that supports women’s voices. Those wonderful women include Jessica Luetzow as director; Paula Dillman as associate director; Susan E. Lindsey as communication, public relations, and newsletter editor; Charlet Johnson as secretary; and Holly Hinson as treasurer. Thank you, ladies, for helping the new board ...

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Meet the New WWW Board

Selene Phillips, Director: Selene is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe nation in Wisconsin. She is a professor at the University of Louisville in the Communication Department, where she teaches writing and Native American Studies. Her “i miss lac du flambeau” piece won the 2013 WWW International Poetry Contest. Besides writing, she enjoys her ...

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So Long, But Not Farewell

Here we are at the end of the year and the end of my two-year term! I can hardly believe how quickly the past two years have flown by. I would be remiss if I didn’t wholeheartedly thank the incredible women who served on the board with me. It seems like only yesterday I was stepping into the high-heeled lace-up ...

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Kentucky Book Fair Wrap-Up

It was another great year for the Kentucky Book Fair, the state’s premier literary event. This year’s book fair was on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Frankfort. Nearly 200 authors attended the fair, including David Bell, Wendell Berry, Sallie Bingham, George Ella Lyon, Bobby Ann Mason, Sharyn McCrumb, Kim Michele Richardson, Virginia Smith, James Alexander Thom, and many others.

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