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A virtual series about authors, books and unpublished works!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: Gwynne 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 Stewart Hankla, Ed. D.
- Mel will explore Kentucky’s frontier “material culture,” a great array of physical objects including Kentucky long rifles, tools, cabinetry, silver, textiles, religious images, furnishings, and art. Hankla will tell the stories of these objects and introduce you to their makers and users.
- 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.