Department of Parks
‘Fiction Fridays’ at Waveland Start June 29
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky author Robert Monahan will kick off special “Fiction Fridays” on June 29 at Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington.
“Fiction Fridays” are free special events highlighting Kentucky authors whose fictional works include regional settings and topics, hosted by the Friends of Waveland on the historic grounds surrounding the Waveland Mansion.
The June 29 event will include Monahan and his series "The Kentucky Chronicles." Monahan's exciting fiction series features the beautiful Bluegrass area along with various Kentucky industries including thoroughbred breeding and racing, hemp farming, coal mining and bourbon distilling. The stories depict a plethora of unique characters, many of whom are involved in the suspense thrilling aspects of murder, kidnapping, romance, and revenge, while taking the reader on a whirlwind journey of world-wide adventures.
"I find the historic sites of Kentucky to be very inspirational, and walking the grounds at Waveland takes me right back to my childhood,” Monahan said.
Monahan will read from his books and discuss his writing process and the importance of bringing his experiences in Kentucky into his works.
“Fiction Fridays” run from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month on the grounds or in the cabin at Waveland, 225 Waveland Museum Lane, off Nicholasville Road.
Books will be available for purchase on site and those wishing to read ahead may pick up a copy at The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. in Lexington. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Tours of the Waveland Mansion will be available on the hour at the regular price through 4 p.m.
Six miles south of downtown Lexington, Waveland State Historic Site stands as one of Kentucky's most dignified and gracious antebellum mansions. Completed in 1848 by Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone, Waveland is open to the public and guests are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful grounds the site has to offer. For more information, call the park at 859-272-3611.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 50 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov