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MSPR: The 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Inductees

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Morehead State Public Radio, WMKY, 90.3 FM Radio

Description:

This program will showcase Kentucky writers that were inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on January 23 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. Inductees include:

Children’s author Rebecca Caudill, best known for "A Pocketful of Cricket" and "Tree of Freedom";

University of Kentucky professor Thomas D. Clark, best known for "A History of Kentucky";

Novelist Janice Holt Giles, whose work focused on Kentucky historical fiction;

James Baker Hall, a UK professor and Kentucky’s 2001 Poet Laureate;

Affrilachian poet Etheridge Knight, whose work was strongly influenced by the civil rights movement;

Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and one of the most prolific 20th century Catholic writers;

and Jesse Stuart, known for his sonnets and focus on rural Appalachia.

 

 

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