Water Street Panel Discussion at WKCTC November 14
WKCTC 2018-19 One Book Read
PADUCAH, KY (11/01/2018) A panel discussion about Water Street, West Kentucky Community and Technical College's 2018-19 One Book Read, is set for Wednesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. in the college's Matheson Library.
The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will cover topics from several stories and characters found in Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson's award-winning book, Water Street. Stories from the book that are the focus for the panel include:
- "Water Street, 1979: Junior"
- "Sixteen Confessions of Lois Carter"
- "Respite: Pearline"
- "Before I Met My Father: Angie"
A panel of WKCTC students, staff, and members of the community will be discussing race relations in the stories of Water Street.
Water Street reveals emotionally raw, multifaceted tales of race, class, gender, mental illness, and interpersonal relationships. The book was a finalist for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. Water Street has mature themes that will encourage critical thinking and discussion of complex social issues.
Wilkinson, an award-winning feminist poet, novelist, memoirist, and professor from Indian Creek, Kentucky, is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets Collective. She lives in Lexington and is currently Associate Professor of English in the Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the University of Kentucky.
The One Book Read of Water Street has been made possible through a matching grant from Kentucky Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information about the book and Crystal Wilkinson, and to access WKCTC's Discussion Guide for the book, please visit onebookread.com.