The University of Pikeville will host the 2019 Kentucky Philological Association (KPA) Conference March 1-2 in Pikeville, KY. The KPA is Kentucky’s “premier organization for the study of language and literature! For over forty years, they have brought together outstanding scholars and creative writers from around the region for stimulating critical discussions of literature and reading of original literary works.” The plenary speaker for this year’s convention will be Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, author of Out of Nowhere and Come and Go, Molly Snow. The Plenary Session will be Friday, March 1, 2019, in Chrisman Auditorium from 4:40-5:40 p.m.

“This will be the first time since the organization’s inception that the conference has been held in Pikeville,” according to Dr. James Riley, Coordinator of the English Program and Professor of English at the University of Pikeville. “We’re very excited to have the KPA members visit our beautiful campus.”

Dr. James Riley will be reading from his new book Broken Frequencies: a book of poems (Shadelandhouse Modern Press: March 2019) on Saturday morning during Session 4 (4.2 Creative: Contemporary Themes/New Releases (HPEB 2nd floor Student Lounge, 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.), with moderator Jillian Bailey (East Tennessee State University). Other Session 4.2 participants include Don Boes (Bluegrass Community and Technical College) and Audrey Naffziger (Ohio University). The full  2019 KPA Program is available for download from KPA.

You can follow the 2019 KPA Conference on Twitter (@thekpa73) and Facebook (KPA Conference 2019).

Broken Frequencies, James Alan Riley