EKU’S Dorothy Sutton named a “Kentucky Great Writer”

from the Richmond Register:

Dr. Dorothy Sutton, Foundation Professor Emeritus of English at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named a “Kentucky Great Writer” by the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

The honor recognizes Sutton’s “notable literary achievements,” particularly her latest collection of poetry, “Backing into Mountains,” according to Jennifer Mattox, development director of the Center, located at 251 W. Second St. in Lexington.

Each quarter, the Center spotlights three writers. Joining Sutton as Great Writers on this occasion are Normandi Ellis and Steve Rhodes. The public is invited to a free workshop devoted to the trio and led by the Center’s resident writer, Leatha Kendrick, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Then, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Carnegie Center will host 15- to 20-minute readings by Sutton, Ellis and Rhodes at 7:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by LexArts and Wind Publications, is free and open to the public. Books will be sold for signing and refreshments will be served.

To read more, click on the link above.  A brief biography of Sutton can be found here.

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