Kentucky Arts Council offers Kentucky Writers' Day planning guide
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council offers a guide for planning Kentucky Writers’ Day activities in communities across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky General Assembly established April 24 as Kentucky Writers’ Day to honor Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Kentucky’s native son, Robert Penn Warren. He was the first poet laureate of the United States and the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, with the distinction of winning prizes for fiction as well as poetry.
The planning guide suggests activities for schools, libraries, writers’ groups, book discussion groups, senior citizen centers, community centers, faith-based organizations, colleges, universities, adult learning programs, prisons, social service agencies, businesses, the media and government agencies to celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day.
The Kentucky Writers’ Day Planning Guide is available at http://bit.ly/KACkwdguide.
The Kentucky Arts Council will celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day this year on April 25 at 11 a.m. EDT in the Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort. Poet, writer and teacher Maureen Morehead of Louisville will be formally inducted as Kentucky Poet Laureate for the two-year term of 2011 – 2012. Morehead will be joined by former Kentucky Poets Laureate Gurney Norman, Jane Gentry, Sena Jeter Naslund, Joe Survant and Richard Taylor in presenting readings of their work.
A special reception to honor all Kentucky writers will follow at noon on the mezzanine level of the Capitol. This is an opportunity to congratulate Morehead, talk with Kentucky’s poets laureate, and meet with other readers and writers.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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