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Alexander, Constance

  • Name(s)
    • Constance Alexander
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Metuchen, New Jersey
    • Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky, 1988-present
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Fiction
    • M.B.A. in Management
    • M.A. in Humanities
    • Graduated from Leadership Kentucky, 1991
    • B.A. in English, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
    • Metuchen High School, Metuchen, New Jersey
    • St. Frances School, Metuchen, New Jersey
  • Life Events
    • Established INTEXCommunications, 1984
    • Married, 1988
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Governor's Award in the Arts for work in media, 2014
    • Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, 2003
    • Al Smith Fellowship Award in Playwriting
    • Al Smith Fellowship Award in Fiction
    • Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council
    • Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women
  • Employment
    • Faculty Scholar of Arts and Humanities, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
    • WKMS-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Kentucky
    • Writer, AT&T
    • Teacher and Administrator in public education
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Playwright
    • Writer
    • Journalist
    • Speaker

Alexander, David

David Alexander

  • Name(s)
    • David Alexander
    • David C. Alexander
  • Date of Birth
    • April 21, 1907
    • Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • March 21, 1973
    • New York City, New York
  • Residence(s)
    • Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • New York City, New York
  • Education
    • New York Institute of Criminology, 1950
    • Columbia University, New York City, New York, 1929
    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1928
  • Life Events
    • Official of the Mystery Writers of America
    • Married Alice Le Mere, 1930
    • Served as a Private in the United States Army during World War II
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Best-Liked Book of the Boys Club of America Award for The History and Romance of the Horse
  • Employment
    • Writer and Contributor, The Bloodhorse and Thoroughbred Record, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Managing Editor, New York Morning Telegraph, New York
    • Journalist, Lexington Herald, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Office worker, Louisville Courier-Journals, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer
    • Editor

Allen, Elisabeth Offutt

Elisabeth Offutt Allen

  • Name(s)
    • Elisabeth Offutt Allen
  • Date of Birth
    • December 8, 1895
    • Bloomfield, KY
  • Date of Death
    • May 22, 1980
    • Louisville, KY
    • Buried at Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville, KY; Plot Section 34 Lot 255-WP
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Louisville, KY
    • Primary Residence: Louisville, KY
    • Jefferson County, KY
  • Education
    • Kentucky College for Women
    • Mount Holyoke College
  • Life Events
    • Married William Hogue Allen, November 23, 1921; 2 children
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Author

Allen, James Lane

James Lane Allen

  • Name(s) 
    • James Lane Allen
  • Date of Birth
    • December 21, 1849
    • near Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • February 18, 1925
    • New York City, NY
    • Place of burial: Lexington Cemetery
  • Residence(s)
    • Scarlet Gate Estate, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, late 1800s until 22 years old
    • New York City (1893-1925)
  • Education
    • Masters, Kentucky University (now Transylvania University), 1877
    • B. A., Kentucky University (now Transylvania University), 1872
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2016
    • The Fountain of Youth in Gratz Park Lexington, Kentucky, was built in his memory
    • The elementary school, James Lane Allen School, was named in his honor
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Educator
    • Writer

Allen, Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly Allen

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  • Name(s)
    • Nancy Kelly Allen
    • Nancy K. Allen
  • Date of Birth
    • January 9, 1949
    • Knott County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Knott County, Kentucky
    • Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
    • Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.L.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1986
    • M.Ed. in Education, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky. 1980
    • B.A., Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands), Williamsburg, Kentucky, 1970
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Kentucky School Media Association
    • Married Larry James Allen, 1971
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Appalachian Writers Award for Children's Literature for On the Banks of the Amazon, 2005
    • Kentucky Foundation for Women writing grant
  • Employment
    • Freelance writer
    • Social worker, 1971-1976
    • Librarian, Walkertown Primary School, Hazard, Kentucky, 1977-
    • Social Studies teacher, middle school
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Social worker
    • Teacher
    • Librarian
    • Writer

Altsheler, Joseph A.

Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Name(s)
    • Joseph A. Altsheler
    • Joseph Alexander Altsheler
    • J. A. Altsheler
  • Date of Birth
    • April 29, 1862
    • Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • June 5, 1919
    • New York City, New York
    • Buried at the Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Germany
    • New York City, New York
  • Education
    • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Liberty College, Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married Sarah Boles, 1888, one son
  • Employment
    • Hawaii correspondent, New York World newspaper, 1892-
    • Reporter and editor, Louisville Courier-Journal
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Reporter
    • Writer

Alvarez, Steven

Steven Alvarez

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  • Name(s)
    • Steven Alvarez
    • Dr. Steven Alvarez
    • Steven Paul Alvarez
  • Date of Birth
    • December 10, 1979
    • Safford, Arizona
  • Residence(s)
    • Safford, Arizona
    • New York City, New York
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
    • M.Ph., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
    • B.A., University of Arizona
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Fence Modern Poets Prize for The Codex Mojaodicus, 2016
    • Rusty Toque Chapbook Prize for Un/documented, Kentucky, 2016
    • Seven Kitchens Press Rane Arroyo Poetry Prize for Six Poems from the Codex Mojaodicus, 2014
  • Employment
    • Assistant Professor of English, St. John's University, New York City, New York, 2017-present
    • Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Poet