Women’s History Talk

Jane Olmsted, A Poetic Romp Through Women’s History

A Poetic Romp Through Women’s History

What American Women Have to Say Through Poetry

Join us as writer and Western Kentucky University professor Jane Olmsted reads and discusses the poetry of American women, while also sprinkling in readings of her own poetry. Olmsted’s poems and stories have appeared in numerous journals. Her chapbook Tree Forms was published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Her essay “The Weight of a Human Heart” won Memoir Journal’s prize for the guns issue in the fall 2013. Her collection of poems, Seeking the Other Side, was published in 2015 by Fleur de Lis Press.

From “Ghazal by Thread” by Jane Olmsted:

It seems the life I’ve called my own is but an echo of
someone else, someone who can only be heard—or found
—if she lets go of that life

sloughing off the skin and baring the rawness, pulling
hand over hand and gathering the lines of this deep-
shadowed life.

Click this link for an article about Jane’s book Seeking the Other Side.
http://wkutalisman.com/seeking-the-other-side-with-jane-olmsted/

Women’s History Talk: Five Hopkinsville Women Who Deserve Historical Markers

Join Milkweed health & harmony emporium on March 28th for a Women’s History Talk by Jennifer Brown. The talk will discuss Five Hopkinsville Women Who Deserve Historical Markers. This special event will coincide with another special event, the Downtown Stroll, Sip & Shop.

Jennifer P. Brown has written about Hopkinsville for 35 years – first as a reporter and editor for the Kentucky New Era for three decades and more recently as an independent journalist publishing the online news site Hoptown Central. Brown co-chairs the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, and she is a board member for the Kentucky Historical Society and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County. She earned the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College, Baltimore.