LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 14th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature authors from a wide variety of genres March 7 on University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.
The festival’s opening speaker is Kaila Story. Story is an associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pan-African Studies. She holds the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She co-hosts an award-winning podcast on WFPL called “Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture and Black Gay Life.”
Courtney “Court” Stevens, a young adult fiction writer from Bowling Green, Kentucky, will present the luncheon keynote. Her newest book, set for release March 3, is “The June Boys.”
Other speakers include:
- Tytianna N.M. Wells, who holds a BA and an MA and is working on her PhD from UofL. She is a poet, spoken word artist and founder of Honey Tree Publishing.
- Pam Platt, writer, editor and former columnist at The Courier-Journal.
- Kimberly Garts Crum and Bonnie Omer Johnson, editors of “The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation.”
The festival begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and conversation, and the opening session begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Brandeis School of Law. Festival sessions and presentations are free, but participants are asked to register here to guarantee their space. An $11 optional lunch is available for purchase by contacting the Women’s Center at 502-852-8976 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28.
The Women’s Center and Brandeis School of Law host the event, which is part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.
Editors: A photo of Story is attached.