An Evening with Kentucky Poet Laureate: Silas House : Official Travel Source

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May 30th

An Evening with Kentucky Poet Laureate: Silas House

  • Admission: Admission: $30 (Contributor-Level Members & Above: $25)
  • Location: Frazier History Museum
  • 829 W. Main St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40202
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Contact: Simon T. Meiners
  • Email:
  • Phone: (502) 753-5668

An Evening with Kentucky Poet Laureate: Silas House

He will tell you John Boy Walton, a country boy who wanted to be a writer, was his hero. Silas House was living that same life in Southeastern Kentucky, and when a teacher told him he was a writer, he believed her as she had believed in him.

Silas House is among the strongest voices of Southern writers with his many novels. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a Grammy nominee, Kentucky’s current poet laureate, and a faculty member at Berea College and Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, from which he received his degree. His working-class upbringing and deep roots in Appalachia helped shape him. And it wasn’t always easy as a gay man. Even so, you won’t find a greater advocate for Kentucky.

Come hear Silas House tell his own story in his most eloquent voice.

You will learn. You will be moved. You will be inspired.


Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6–7:30 p.m.

Book Signing (Carmichael’s On Site to Sell Books): 7:30–8:30 p.m.

Includes light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.


Frazier History Museum

The Frazier History Museum is where the world meets Kentucky. Located on Museum Row in the Bourbon...