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During the spring and fall terms, the WKU Libraries organize and co-organize with and without sponsors a number of literary and community events such as Far Away Places and Kentucky Live! talk series, Southern Kentucky Book Fest and its affiliated programs like the Kentucky Writers Conference, as well as events that happen in the Helm Library and its Java City. Many of the events have been recorded and podcast so that everyone can revisit the events even if they missed the actual ones. You are welcome to sync to our podcast audios and listen to them on the go.

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Scott GreeneScott Greene, SVP, Corporate Strategy & Business Development of Fruit of the Loom Speaking for Kentucky Live! New

Scott Greene, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Fruit of the Loom, Inc., gave a talk on the evening of Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 1680 Campbell Lane in Bowling Green, KY. He talked about Fruit of the Loom as one of the nation’s earliest patented brand.

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Xavier Bonilla aka "Bonil"Political Cartoonist Xavier Bonilla AKA “Bonil” Speaks for "Far Away Places"

After speaking at the Gary Ransdell Hall on WKU campus as part of the “Tracing the Unexplored: An Ecuadorian Tapestry” series, the most famous caricaturist from Ecuador, Xavier Bonilla, AKA Bonil, spoke for the WKU Libraries-sponsored "Far Away Places" speaker series at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Bowling Green on the evening of March 26, 2015.

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Brent Fisk“We’ve Been Everywhere:” Florence, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast

One of our own Brent Fisk, a circulation and information assistant from WKU's Visual and Performing Arts Library and his wife Holly Hedden have made a trip to several of the significant cities in Itlay including Rome, Florence, and Naples. On the morning of Tuesday, March 24, 2015, he shared their trip with his colleagues of the WKU Libraries in Cravens 111.

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Nate NorthingtonKY's Nate Northington, First African American Football Player in SEC

The Kentucky Live speaker series organized by the WKU Libraries hosted Nathaniel Northington, the first African American football player in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), on the evening of Thursday, March 19 at Barnes and Noble bookstore.

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Paul E. FallonArchitecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting A Life

Paul E. Fallon, an architect from Massachusetts who specializes in healthcare design, gave a presentation on his architectural design experience in Haiti to an audience mostly of WKU students at Barnes & Noble on February 19, 2015.

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Mary Ellen MillerEvery Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

Mary Ellen Miller, an English professor of WKU, talked about the life and literary talent of her late husband, Jim Wayne Miller, a renowned writer and pioneer of Appalachian Studies and a distinguished and revered teacher that she and Morris Allen Grubbs have written about in the book Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader. The event took place in the Kentucky Museum on the evening of February 12, 2015.

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David ZurickLand of Pure Vision The Sacred Geography of Tibet and the Himalaya

David Zurick, Foundation Professor of Geography at EKU, was featured in our Far Away Places speaker series on November 20, 2014 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers. He talked about his trips to photograph Himalaya and Tibet as well as his book and film project.

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