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Frank X Walker Organizes Kentucky Artists in Danville
Author Update


According to Rich Copley of the Herald-Leader, Frank X Walker and Lamin Swann are organizing Kentucky artists to meet in Danville. According to the article, Frank said, “I’m crazy enough to believe Kentucky has more artists and writers than horses and distilleries. Yet our arts/artists still seem to be one of our best kept secrets. Given the current political climate in the country, I think its important for artists to be proactive and not reactionary.” (more…)


Katerina Hosts Seminar on Bulgarian Methods for Health, Beauty, Protection and Connection to Spirit
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Founder and Senior Editor of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, will be hosting a workshop this weekend in Danville, Kentucky focused on health, beauty, protection and connection to spirit.

Here is information from Katerina:


Would you like to learn a series of time-tested and widely-used methods and recipes created and used by the Bulgarian people? What are some typical spiritual rituals and traditions? What are some things Bulgarians do when they need to boost their immune system, get over a cold, take care of their skin, protect from negativity, get rid of a headache or heal from an emotional shock?

This one-day workshop is taught by the Bulgarian-American Katerina Stoykova who was born and raised in Bulgaria and has lived in the USA for over twenty years. Workshop is offered on Saturday, the 14th of January 2017 and Sunday, the 15th of January 2017, so choose the day that works best for you. We will start at 10 am and will finish at 2pm, with a short lunch break in between. Cost is $50.00, and it includes a delicious, authentic Bulgarian lunch.


If you would like more information about specific locations, dates, and reservations, please fill out the following contact form, which will send an email directly to Katerina.


World Premiere for Fountains for Orpheus by Audrey Rooney
Poetry Readings




Fountains for Orpheus by Audrey RooneyWe invite you to attend the world premiere of Audrey Rooney‘s Fountains for Orpheus at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

In Fountains of Orpheus, Audrey Rooney explores timeless concepts from love and loss to aging and nature. This book contains poems of diverse shapes, forms and sizes, as well as several translations of Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus, matched with Audrey’s poignant responses to Rilke’s work.

Audrey will read from and copies of Fountains for Orpheus will be available from Accents Publishing.

Click here to see the Facebook event page

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 5pm
Where: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 W. Second St.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-4175

LexPoMo 2016 Writing Challenge Stats
Lexington Poetry Month News




This has been the best Lexington Poetry Month yet, and we can’t express how grateful we are to have such an amazing community of supportive and talented poets. We also can’t say enough good things about our sponsors, Apex Publications and The Morris Book Shop, and how much of a blessing they have been to the local writing community as well as their specific communities at large. Thank you so much!

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Once again, thank you so much for your support, and please sign up for our mailing list for information on new releases and important news from Accents Publishing!


Kentucky’s Poetry Out Loud 2016 Finals
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Naomi Cliett of Elizabethtown High School is the Kentucky finalist for Poetry Out Loud. The event was held February 23rd, 2016, at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort, Kentucky. Click here for coverage of the finals from The Lane Report.

Below are the semi-finalists for the event. (more…)


The Kentucky Poetry Festival
Free Poetry Events,
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Kentucky Poetry FestivalToday marks the beginning of the Kentucky Poetry Festival, sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s MFA in Creative Writing. The festival includes a variety of events, including an ekphrastic poetry contest, a poetry slam, and various readings.

You can view the full list of events by clicking here while links to the Facebook Event pages are below.