Bowling Green novelist Courtney “Court” Stevens will be the featured guest leader on the 26th.th The Annual Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing will be held on Sunday (October 30) at 2:00 pm in Room 125, Cherry Hall, WKU Campus.
From her new novel, Stevens, a former adjunct professor, youth minister, Olympic torchbearer and bookseller, we were kings.
The English Department holds this annual celebration in honor of the great literary couple who dedicated their lives to WKU. Jim Wayne Miller was the German Professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate, and Mary Ellen Miller had taught the English Department for over 50 years. The event is free and open to the public, followed by a reception.
In addition to reading his own work, Stevens judges a fiction writing competition for WKU’s undergraduate students. The 10 finalists will have a fiction workshop with Stevens on the morning of October 30th. During her reading at 2 p.m. that day, Stevens will nominate her first, second, and third place winners, who will receive her $100, $50, and $25, respectively. Finalists, in alphabetical order, are Caeley Ballard, Zeita Beaver, Kaylee ben Yosef, James Embry, Debra Murray, Garrison Parker, Tyanna Poindexter, Joseph Shoulders, Miriam Story, and Daniel Ungs.