Virtual Series - Looks at Books
A virtual series about authors, books and unpublished works!
Please select the date you would like to attend from the drop-down menu. Each talk is $10 and will be held live over Zoom at 1 p.m.
If you can not attend the live talk, recordings will be sent 1 week post-event.
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Buy all 7 talks at once for a $10 discount! (You will receive recordings for talks that have already aired.)
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- March 18, 2021 - Margaret Wise Brown & Modern Children's Books, Speaker: Carol Baughman
- Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon and many other children’s books, was the great-great-granddaughter of John and Margaretta Brown. This talk will explore her biography and her place as a children’s picture book pioneer.
- April 15, 2021 - The Writings of Robert Burns Wilson, Speakers: Beth Caffery Carter & Richard Taylor
- Robert Burns Wilson is best known for his watercolors. But he also published poetry and a novel. In this presentation, Beth Carter will share Wilson’s story and Richard Taylor will interpret some of Wilson’s poetry
- May 20, 2021 - George Rogers Clark & William Croghan, Speaker: Gywnne Tuell Potts
This talk will chronicle the Revolutionary War through the experiences of Virginia officers, Clark and Croghan. Clark, the military and civilian commander of the West, and Croghan, a Continental Army major who rode with Washington and witnessed Cornwallis' surrender.
- June 17, 2021 - Into the Bluegrass: Art & Artistry of Kentucky's Historic Icons, Speaker: Mel Hankla
- This talk will explore Kentucky’s frontier “material culture,” a great array of physical objects such as tools, utensils, weapons, wood items, silver, textiles, religious images, furnishings, and art.
- July 15, 2021 - Black and White: Kentucky Prints and Printmakers, Speaker: Warren Payne
Louisville writer, editor, and art dealer Warren Payne will discuss fine-art printmaking in Kentucky. The talk is based on the book Black and White: Kentucky Prints and Printmakers from the Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.
- September 16, 2021 - Frankfort's Forgotten Cemetery, Speaker: Kentucky Archaeological Survey staff
- From the early 1800s to about 1850, a cemetery in downtown Frankfort was the final resting place for the town’s working class, poor, immigrant, and enslaved residents. This talk will explore archaeological findings from its re-discovery in 2002.
- October 21, 2021 - Kentucky's Bibliographic Ghosts, Speaker: James D. Birchfield
- What is a bibliographical ghost? It’s a book that no longer exists – or perhaps never existed! Just try to find a copy of The Grey Cowl or a first edition of poems by the Drunken Poet of Danville.