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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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Welcome Back, Wild Fig

Many regional writers and readers were crushed when Crystal Wilkinson and Ronald Davis closed their Lexington bookstore, Wild Fig, last February. We’re thrilled to learn that the couple is reopening the store. Wild Fig Books & Coffee, now at 726 N. Limestone in Lexington, features about 4,000 new and used titles, and clothing, bags, and other items with literary themes. ...

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Venue Change for November Meeting

Our Women Who Write members have been very busy writing this past month! From poetry to short stories, essay to memoir, many of our members have been exploring the craft of writing. We have been presented with a unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate the work of some of our members at a “Mostly Memoir” reading at the Bard’s Town ...

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Consider Becoming a Board Member

After a long hot summer—much of it spent like Tennessee Williams’s cat on a hot tin roof—we welcome shorter days, dropping temperatures, and changing leaves. All of us heave a sigh of relief anticipating the pleasures of autumn, a transitional season. “Change is good,” we all say. And so it will be for the board of Women Who Write. Every ...

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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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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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