More than thirty local and regional authors displayed their books at the Regional Authors Showcase at the Bob Kirby branch of the Warren County Public Library on Saturday, September 6.
The partners of the SOKY Book Fest organized the event which raised money for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest held in April. Go to sokybookfest.org for more information.
The Regional Authors Showcase Writers Workshop was held on Friday, September 5 at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library. Forty writers attended the workshop and enjoyed featured presenters Jennie L. Brown and Mark Wayne Adams. Brown’s session titled “The Soap-On-A-Rope Mistake: Why Editing Matters” focused on editing tips and a plan to ease the proofreading process. Adams’ session titled “AIM Kit: Creating Author/Illustrator Media Kit” helped authors learn how to create a personalized media kit.
Postcard to Nell Baird, 1947
In May 1947, Mrs. Nell Baird of Bowling Green, Kentucky found in her mailbox a postcard from a friend visiting Panama. During a trip to the interior, moving from seashore to jungle to mountains in one day, the writer sighted a “small boa constrictor snake and orchids growing wild.” The card itself pictured a native village that the visitor found “very picturesque,” with its huts “made of bamboo poles and palm branches.” Observe, however: “no windows on account of mosquitoes,” added the writer, referring to the carriers of yellow fever and malaria that had felled tens of thousands of laborers during construction of the Panama Canal from 1904-1914.
Nell Baird’s postcard is part of the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives collections of WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections and is one of our featured collections as we observe the Panama Canal Centennial.
Allen Dossey, Proprietor of the Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, KY, is talking to a Bowling Green community audience at Barnes & Noble for the Kentucky Live! event co-sponsored by WKU Libraries and the bookstore.
WKU Libraries kicked off the 12th season of KY Live! speaker series with a program about one of the newest and most acclaimed vineyards and wineries in Kentucky started by WKU alum Allen Dossey. The Purple Toad Winery sits on the edge of Paducah, Kentucky and includes a tasting room, walkable vineyard, and a facility that can be rented for parties, weddings and other social events. The event happened on the evening of Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The bookstore is a partner of the talk series with WKU Libraries.
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