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Boyle women writers panel returning on April 22

ARTS COMMISSION OF DANVILLE/BOYLE COUNTY

News release

In 2018, the Heritage Business and Professional Women and the Arts Commission sponsored an opportunity for aspiring writers to meet and interact with five prominent, local women writers. The evening featured writers Yolantha Pace, Heather Henson, Liz Orndorff, Bobbie Curd and Patsi Trollinger.

This year, the BPW Club and the Arts Commission along with the Boyle County Public Library and Centre College are presenting an evening which will feature women writers who are well-known communicators, professionally and creatively, and have successfully incorporated the use of technology in their work.

The 2019 program, Using Technology to Enhance Communication and Creativity, will be held on April 22, beginning with refreshments and social time at 5:30 p.m. The panel will begin presenting at 6 p.m. Each participant was selected to highlight a different aspect of technology in communications, and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panel, as well as other attendees.

The program is free, thanks to a generous grant from the Betty Hinz Fund of the Foundation of the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, at arts@historicdanvilleky.com or by texting Mimi Becker at (859) 691-0316 with your name and number of reservations.

The panel, all members of the staff and faculty of Centre College, are:

• Carrie Frey, associate director of Library Services, will discuss how Slack, Zoom and Zotero in the Google Suite of free utilities allow for shared creation, editing and organization of written work among participants in remote locations. Concrete examples of how to improve communications in a project will be shared with participants.

• Dr. Tara Strauch, assistant professor of history, will discuss blogging, podcasting and creating an online “brand.”

• Candace Wentz, assistant director and instructional technology and design coordinator in the Center for Teaching and Learning, will be discussing free web-based resources that can help you get started building your own professional website or portfolio.

• Lisa Williams, professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program will be discussing her work with students, as well as her role as series editor of the New Poetry and Prose project at the University Press of Kentucky. She will focus on the process of preparing and presenting creative work for potential publication.

The program will provide insight into a range of issues in technology with practical applications in personal communications, professional development and business applications. All are welcome, from the novice level to the more experienced user of technology.

For more information, contact Becker via email or text.