This weekend (9/15-9/18) I made the trek from Morgantown, West Virginia to Lexington, Kentucky. My pal Natalie and I attended the Kentucky Women Writers Conference at the Carnegie Center.
Several people told me this used to be the public library, now an arts/literary space.
I workshopped with Barrie Jean Borich, author of several books including Body Geographic (which I reviewed for LAR but didn't tell her...it felt weird to admit). Her workshop focused on Time in Memoir, or Memoir Time. I loved the alternate approach to chronology--not that chronology isn't a good way to organize, it's just not the only way. Barrie's exercises and readings showed us how we might otherwise bring our memory, scenes, and reflections together. She also read from Body Geographic and shared maps, which became her way of organizing that particular book.
As you can see, she is also really photogenic!
Besides the workshop, there was lots of great fun and food (oh! the food!) in Lexington.