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bell hooks to appear at KY Writers Hall of Fame Ceremony
Wednesday, January 31st, 7:00pm
2018 KENTUCKY WRITERS HALL OF FAME
Lexington, KY- The Carnegie Center is proud to announce the four inductees into the 2018 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, including Berea author, feminist, and social activist, bell hooks. “bell hooks is one of the most influential cultural critics of our time,” said Neil Chethik, Executive Director of the Carnegie Center. “She has built a worldwide readership over 40 years with unique insights on such topics as love, race, and power. We are thrilled to invite her to join the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.”
In addition to bell hooks, three deceased Kentucky writers (listed below) will be honored at the 2018 Induction Ceremony slated for Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM for the event, which is free to the public (some sections are reserved). Light refreshments and sweets will be provided. We will also have a special musical performance from Appalachian singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Gleaves. KET will, once again, record the event to broadcast at a later date.
Between 2012 and 2017, 29 writers were inducted into the Hall of Fame. For a full list of the inductees including their bios visit Carnegie’s Website.
Join us as we induct four writers into the 2018 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Free event at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, featuring live music from Sam Gleaves. Wine and sweets will be served.
The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame was created to recognize Kentucky writers whose work reflects the character and culture of our commonwealth, and to educate Kentuckians about our state’s rich literary heritage. For a writer to have been eligible this year, he/she must be 1) published; 2) someone whose writing is of enduring stature; and 3) someone connected in a significant way to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Special thanks to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Official Sponsor: Central Bank. Support also provided by LexArts, Kentucky Arts Council, and Kentucky Educational Television.
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507
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