kentucky women writers conference

A self-described cartoon fangirl from an early age, Kayla Rae Whitaker pencils that passion into her debut novel, The Animators. This week, she'll take on the role of teacher at a fiction workshop during the annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference. WUKY sat down with Kayla to discuss the lure of animation, how small town Kentucky helped shape her novel, and the hurdles women writers still face.

In this installment, we chat with Kentucky Women Writers Conference director Julie Wrinn about two intriguing non-fiction titles - one dabbling in all manner of touchy topics and another focusing on the incomparable life of Jazz Age personality Henrietta Bingham.