After being the first living author inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in January 2015, Wendell Berry, right, talked with Julie Wrinn, director of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. At left is writer Jason Howard, editor of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly. Behind them, poet Bianca Spriggs.
After being the first living author inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in January 2015, Wendell Berry, right, talked with Julie Wrinn, director of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. At left is writer Jason Howard, editor of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly. Behind them, poet Bianca Spriggs. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
After being the first living author inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in January 2015, Wendell Berry, right, talked with Julie Wrinn, director of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. At left is writer Jason Howard, editor of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly. Behind them, poet Bianca Spriggs. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.