Department of Parks
Two Kentucky Writers to Read Their Work at Greenbo Lake Dec. 13
GREENUP, Ky. -- Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will sponsor a literary reading and book signing by two prominent Kentucky writers on Saturday Dec. 13, 2008.
Stephen Michael Holt and Ron Ellis will read from their work in the lobby of the Jesse Stuart Lodge starting at 4 p.m.
Holt, a Flatwoods resident, will be reading from his book A Tone Poem of Stones. Holt has been featured in a 2007 episode of KET’s Kentucky Life, and his work has earned him the James Still Award for Poetry, an Al Smith Artist Assistance Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, and a Pushcart Prize nomination.
Joining Holt will be Maysville native Ron Ellis, author of the fictionalized memoir Cogan’s Woods. Mr. Ellis’ work has appeared in Sporting Classics, Kentucky Afield, Kentucky Monthly, First Draft, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, and Appalachian Life.
Holt and Ellis will be signing autographs after their readings. Join us for a delightful afternoon in the Jesse Stuart Lodge and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season. Anglers’ Cove Restaurant will be serving its traditional Saturday Night Buffet from 5-8 p.m.
For more information contact Paul Verespy at 606-473-7324.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from the Grayson exit or 8 miles south of U.S. 23 (The Country Music Highway) on KY 1. Greenbo Lake features the Jesse Stuart Lodge with 36 rooms, Gift Shop, and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant. The park has a 225 acre lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts, and 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. A newly renovated campground is open April 1 till Oct. 31, and the Greenbo Amphitheatre features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.
Like other Kentucky state resort parks, Greenbo is also offering lodge rooms for $50 a night Sunday through Thursday with a coupon that’s available on the web site through Dec. 30, 2008.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov