First Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Members Honored

Congratulations to the first six writers to be inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame! Inductees included James Still and Robert Penn Warren—two of the University Press’s published authors, as well as William Wells Brown, Harriette Arnow, Harry Caudill, and Elizabeth Madox Roberts.

At the induction ceremony last night, Kentucky writers and readers alike gathered at the Carnegie Center to celebrate the achievements of the inductees. Contemporary writers shared a piece from each of the six writers honored. George Ella Lyon read one of James Still’s poems, “I Shall Go Singing.” Listen to the reading and enjoy some pictures below from the inaugural event.



This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Remember we are giving away a book from one of the thirteen Hall of Fame nominees this coming Wednesday! Enter your name today for a chance to win!

This entry was posted in Events, Kentucky Books on by .

About University Press of Kentucky

The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

3 thoughts on “First Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Members Honored

  1. Pingback: Happy Birthday, Thomas Merton! | The University Press of Kentucky

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s