On Saturday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. Kentucky writer Sandi Keaton-Wilson, author of No Shroud of Silence (Shadelandhouse Modern Press: 2018), will conduct a poetry workshop, “KINtucky—writing about kinship to place and people,” as a part of the 16th Annual Arnow Conference for the Humanities on the campus of Somerset Community College. Over the years she has become recognized as a Southern Appalachian writer. Her poetry, prose, short stories, plays, and performance pieces have merited publication in numerous college journals, anthologies, and national publications. Her writing, which has been well received, speaks of death, grief, and loss, family, and nature and place and includes inspirational and religious works. Read the Advance Praise for No Shroud of Silence and a sample of Sandi’s poems.
“A psalm of hope that teaches us to hold hands across the centuries and embolden each other to sing out, to never again be stopped, so that our daughters and granddaughters will always know how loved and how lovely they are.” —Rebecca Gayle Howell.
The Arnow Conference for the Humanities is held in honor of American novelist Harriette Simpson Arnow, whose Kentucky roots run deep. Arnow was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, and grew up in Pulaski County, Kentucky, and she attended Berea College and the University of Louisville.
According to Somerset Community College’s news release “The two-day event will be filled with presentations, performances, workshops, lectures, panel discussions as well as an international film festival. The event will take place on the Somerset Community College (SCC) campus at 808 Monticello Street on Friday and Saturday, April 5thand 6th. Tickets to individual sessions are $5.00 each. A day pass can be purchased for either Friday or Saturday for $15.00. A full conference pass for all events is $30.00.
This year’s theme is ‘Weaving the Tapestry: Past, Present, and Future.’ The annual event has been expanding the variety of its activities and interests over the past five years. The emphasis on fiction and poetry remains, but interest in playwriting, songwriting, and other forms of authorship have broadened the conference’s focus. …
The conference will kick off on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. with a keynote address by Kentucky author and 2005-2006 Kentucky Poet Laureate, Sena Jeter Naslund. Naslund is the author of seven published novels and two collections of short fiction. Her address is entitled, ‘Where a Writer Finds Riches: Past, Present, & Future.'” Read more about the 2019 Arnow Conference for the Humanities.