Kentucky Writer’s Day, 2013


Kentucy Writer’s Day is held each year at Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, Kentucky. A visit to Gravel Switch is a visit back in time, but there is something for everyone.


Little children play,


puppies snooze under the porch, lazy in the sun.

poets [C.A. Shelly pictured here] read original work,

fellow writers lend support and attentive ears [pictured Yolantha HarrisonPace and Ed McClanahan]

Ruth Ann Johnson Fogle is an amazing story-teller with a powerful voice and original writer‘s voice.

 Inside the store you’ll find unique country gifts, souvenirs for back home.

 Photos of famous writers and musicians who have graced this country store line a shelf near the ceiling.

 Jeanne Penn Lane and her daughter, Dawn, carry on a legacy that has been part of her family since the 1800s.

 Take home a T-shirt.

Eulalie C. (‘Lalie) Dick‘s stories brought tears to eyes. They were that touching, that real.

 The only thing more breath-taking than the scenery is Dawn
Lane Osborn
‘s voice.

 Teenage girls relax in the shade.

 The outhouse, for use and decorative, too!

 The porch welcomes all.

Eric “Rick” Lee honors veterans.  Richard Moore’s music is highly entertaining.



Yours truly with the youngest participant at KWD.

 Lunch time on the porch. Up here, in these hills, we celebrate writing and art and music. It’s still going on. Check out the schedule for tomorrow.


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