Crystal Wilkinson | Ronald W. Davis
Join authors Crystal Wilkinson and Ronald W. Davis as they discuss Crystal’s new book, Perfect Black, published by the University Press of Kentucky. Crystal Wilkinson combines a deep love for her rural roots with a passion for language and storytelling in this compelling collection of poetry and prose about girlhood, racism, and political awakening, imbued with vivid imagery of growing up in Southern Appalachia. In Perfect Black, the acclaimed writer muses on such topics as motherhood, the politics of her Black body, lost fathers, mental illness, sexual abuse, and religion. It is a captivating conversation about life, love, loss, and pain, interwoven with striking illustrations by her long-time partner, Ronald W. Davis.
David Bell | Gwenda Bond
Join authors David Bell and Gwenda Bond as they discuss David’s new book, Kill All Your Darlings, published July 6 by Berkley/Penguin Random House. A compelling thriller full of unexpected twists, Kill All Your Darlings showcases some of David Bell’s finest fiction yet, debuting just in time for you to add it to your summer reading list. Choose to participate in this event virtually OR as part of an in-person small audience! Click the yellow “Register” button for the Zoom event, or submit the contact form on this page to attend in-person at Studio46 in Lexington (limited seats are available; please register by July 22 at 3 p.m.).
Ouita Michel | Susan Reigler
Join renowned Chef Ouita Michel and author Susan Reigler—two trailblazers in the food industry in Kentucky—as they discuss Ouita’s new cookbook, Just a Few Miles South, along with her restaurants, favorite recipes, and more. This program will be hosted on Zoom and will be simulcast to the Kentucky Humanities (@KYHumanites) Facebook page.
Silas House | Angela Correll
Join author Silas House as he discusses his debut novel, Clay’s Quilt, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Silas will be in conversation with author and business owner Angela Correll.