Daily Archives: February 14, 2008

Kentucky Live!: Healing Kentucky

Nancy BairdIn support of her recent book, Nancy Baird, Kentucky History Specialist at the Kentucky Library and Museum, presented “Healing Kentucky” on February 14 at Barnes & Noble. This program is part of the “Kentucky Live!” series of programs organized by the WKU Libraries.

Healing Kentucky looked at 200 years of progress in medicine and health care in the Commonwealth–from Ephraim McDowell, who performed abdominal surgery on his kitchen table, to a couple of University of Louisville surgeons, who transplanted an artificial heart into the chest of a Logan County man.

Photo album on Flickr.
Podcast of the presentation..
Video clip on YouTube.

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The Writer-in-Residence Series

Diana McQuadyPresented by Diana McQuady, the 2007-2008 Western Kentucky University Libraries’ Writer-in-Residence, this workshop was designed to set potential writers on the journey of finding their writing voice, getting words on paper, and moving forward from there. This session was presented on WKU’s Glasgow Campus on Thursday, February 7 and at Bowling Green Community College (WKU’s South Campus) on Thursday, February 14.

Photo album on Flickr.

Diana has been co-chair of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s annual Kentucky Writers Conference for the past five years. Her writing has appeared in various newspapers, newsletters, and anthologies and has been recognized with awards from such sources as the Writer’s Digest Annual Competition and the Tennessee Writers Alliance Short Fiction Award. She recently received artist grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council. When not at a WKU basketball game, Diana is at work on her third novel. A native Kentuckian, she divides her time between Bowling Green and Nashville.

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