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Vote for New Board at the Dec. 3rd Meeting

November is the month when we give thanks and express our gratitude for all that has been good over the past year. Women Who Write has had an amazing year with much to be thankful for! We began the year with a first-ever fundraising event when we hosted the movie, Muffin Top: A Love Story and managed to get great ...

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Join Us for Holiday Lunch on Dec. 5

Last year’s buy-your-own holiday lunch at the Olive Garden was a great success. We’re doing it again this year on Saturday, Dec. 5. Meet us at noon at the Olive Garden at 1320 Hurstbourne Parkway, just north of the intersection with Interstate 64. Join us for a great afternoon of relaxing and socializing! If you plan on joining us, please ...

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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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Meet the Candidates for the New 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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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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Retreat and Write

Mark your calendars now for the annual Women Who Write members-only retreat on Oct. 17–18. 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 are ...

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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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