Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival brings together readers, writers


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 11th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature authors from a wide variety of genres March 4 on University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

    The festival’s opening speaker is Kim Michele Richardson, author of the bestselling memoir “The Unbreakable Child” and the novel “GodPretty in the Tobacco Field.”

    Ronni Lundy, journalist and food writer, will present the luncheon keynote about her most recent travelogue cookbook, “Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes.”

                Mixologist Joy Perrine and food writer Susan Reigler will discuss their latest collaboration “More Kentucky Bourbon Cocktails.” Afterward, festival goers will sample drinks and dishes from the book in a 4 p.m. closing reception at the University Club.

     Other participants include:

    Festival sessions and presentations are free, except for an optional $10 lunch, but attendees are asked to register here. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation and the opening session begins at 10 a.m. in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library. Luncheon registration is required by March 1; call the UofL Women’s Center at 502-852-8976 to register and for more information. The Women’s Center and University Libraries host the event, which is part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.


    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.