Carnegie Center seeking Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame nominations

Who deserves to sit alongside Harriette Arnow, Robert Penn Warren, William Wells Brown, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, James Still, and Harry Caudill?

Neil Chethik, director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington. © Herald-Leader photo by Tom Eblen.

Neil Chethik, director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington. © Herald-Leader photo by Tom Eblen.

That is essentially the question the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is asking as it assembles the second class of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. The hall launched in January of this year to recognize writers with substantial Kentucky connections who have created work of enduring value and impact. In addition to those criteria, nominees must be deceased.

“It is our goal to recognize Kentucky writers whose work reflects the character and culture of our commonwealth, and to educate Kentuckians about our state’s rich literary heritage,” Carnegie Center director Neil Chethik wrote in a solicitation letter.

Up to five nominees per person are allowed. The deadline is Oct. 10. Contact Chethik at neil@carnegiecenterlex.org or call (859) 254-4175.

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