|Starts: October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm||Ends: October 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm|
Kentucky Humanities’ new project, Kentucky Reads: All the King’s Men, will use Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to guide a statewide conversation on contemporary populism and political discourse, and their relationship to journalism.
The community is encouraged to read All the King’s Men and participate in the Kentucky Reads discussion at the Woodford County Main Library in Versailles on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This event is free of charge. Please visit www.woodfordcountylibrary.org or call (859) 873-5191 to register for the discussion and to get a copy of the book. The Woodford County event will be the second to last to be held in the Kentucky Reads series in the state.
The community discussion will be led by a scholar who will participate in a conversation about how Warren's novel depicts the role of rural journalism and media in politics. She will also discuss how journalism is critical to creating an informed populace and preserving democracy. The speaker for the Woodford County Library discussion event is Dr. Melanie Beals Goan, PhD. Dr. Goan is a specialist in twentieth century US history, with specific interests in gender, Appalachia/Kentucky, and medical history, and is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky and a published author. Dr. Goan is currently writing a book about the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Movement.
This program is sponsored by the Woodford County Library, Anderson Public Library, Mercer County Public Library, The American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as cooperation with valued partners.