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Kentucky Arts & Letters Day

Art Talk, Gallery, Talks/Lectures

Kentucky arts and literature fans, The Berry Center is proud to present its 4th annual Kentucky Arts & Letters Day on Saturday, November 10, from 11am-5pm, in New Castle, Kentucky. This year they will be joined by beloved Kentucky authors Maurice Manning, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Bobbie Ann Mason, Gray Zeitz, Leslie Shane, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Jonathan Greene, and Maureen Morehead, who will all be reading from new works and classics in the event space at The Locker across the street from the Berry Center. Authors will also be signing books during the event. The day’s keynote (and our 2018 NEA Big Read: Agrarian Literary League finale) will feature writer Wendell Berry in conversation with Crystal Wilkinson, Kentucky poet and author of The Birds of Opulence (winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award For Literary Excellence), Blackberries, Blackberries, and Water Street. The Berry Center gallery will also host wood engravers Carolyn Whitesel, Joanne Price, and Wesley Bates - all with deep connections to renowned Monterey, Kentucky letterpress, Larkspur Press. Rollin' Ruby's food truck will be here with home-cooked classics, and cookies, wassail, and more holiday delights will be served in The Bookstore at The Berry Center. This ticketless event and open house celebrates and supports the good work of Kentucky culture. For more information and a full schedule of events, find The Berry Center on Facebook, or contact them at