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Kathleen Driskell, Kentucky Writers’ Coalition

Kathleen Driskell

The Kentucky Writers’ Coalition is a nonprofit statewide organization of writers—about 600 strong. It was founded in 1996 by Louisville poet Kathleen Driskell and several other volunteers who wanted to create an association of writers to share resources, make connections across the state, and foster the work of individuals writing in Kentucky, regardless of age or genre. The KWC publishes a bimonthly newsletter; sponsors conferences, literary events, and contests throughout the year; and serves as an advocate for the literary arts throughout Kentucky. It is headquartered at Spalding University in Louisville and governed by a board of directors, with input from regional directors and an advisory board made up of well-known Kentucky authors.

Kathleen Driskell holds a master’s in fine arts in creative writing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where she served as poetry editor for The Greensboro Review. Her poems have appeared in The American Voice, The Louisville Review, Mid-American Review, and other nationally known literary journals. She has received several prizes for her writing, including grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council. Kathleen teaches at Spalding, and her radio essays can be heard on WFPL-FM 89.3, Louisville’s National Public Radio affiliate.

She has also published a collection of her poems, Laughing Sickness.

Program 213

Tonight's show is all about writers. We will meet Ruthie Maslin, Executive Director, Kentucky Writers' Coalition; Kathleen Driskell, President, Kentucky Writers' Coalition; Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Author; Sarah Gorham, President and Editor-in-Chief, Sarabande Books;Tim Krekel, Singer/Songwriter, "Tim Krekel & the Groovebillys". We also took our Mixed Media cameras out and followed Rochelle Riley to explore more Kentucky authors. (#213)


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