Kentucky Voices

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Wednesday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00-9:30 PM
Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., Frankfort, KY.
(Doors open for reception at 6:30 pm.)

An annual benefit event for the Kentucky Conservation Committee

This year we are proud to feature the
following distinguished local authors:

Author Gurney Norman
Gurney will be reading from his new collection of stories, “Allegiance,” published by Old Cove Press. The stories are told mainly from the perspective of Norman’s fictional  character Wilgus Collier, as he struggles to understand his working-class Appalachian childhood.


Poet Bernard Clay
Featuring his first volume of Affrilachian poetry: “English Lit”

The book creates a portrait of a young African-American writer coming of age in Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1980s and ’90s. From childhood through early adulthood, Clay sculpts moments of his life in language that is intimate, direct, and powerfully detailed.

Clay grew up in the shadow of the now demolished Southwick housing projects in Louisville’s West End. He has spent most of his life in Kentucky cultivating an appreciation, over the years, for the state’s disappearing natural wonders and unique but sparse urban areas.

Artist Anna Marie Pavlik

Anna Marie Pavlik grew up in Minnesota. After obtaining a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, from St. Paul Vocational School, she eventually set up her own studio. Focusing on the copper etching and stratograph (a layered monoprint process) Anna Marie produced several bodies of work exploring narrative themes.

Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and a need to understand the relationship of people to their environment have encouraged Anna Marie to explore nature related themes.

The evening includes a wine & cheese reception. Authors will
have books and prints on hand for signing. Admission is a suggested
donation of $20 (or FREE with a new or renewed KCC membership,
suggested donation $40)

(Note that donations to KCC are not tax-deductible due to
our effective lobbying efforts).