Kentucky Books for Patients Project
In an effort to make Kentucky literature available to cancer patients, the Kentucky Books for Patients Project is asking for donations of new or gently used books by Kentucky writers or writers associated with Kentucky. With support from Spalding University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, and Louisville’s University Hospital, this project will establish book collections in cancer centers of hospitals and clinics throughout Kentucky. Anyone, including writers themselves, is encouraged to donate novels as well as books of poetry, short stories, and essays.
What to give: We're looking for new or gently used novels and books of poetry, short stories, and essays that are related to Kentucky in some way (i.e. writer, publisher, subject). Books will be placed permanently in outpatient and inpatient cancer facilities and will be available for patients to borrow and read. The books will not leave the facilities. If you aren't sure about how to select a book, the Kentucky Literary News is a very nice Web page with updated information about Kentucky writing. You may also consider visiting local bookshops for ideas. Links are to your right.
Where to send your donation:
< MFA Office, Spalding Univ., 851 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203
< Quills Coffee & Books, 1220 East Kentucky Street, Louisville, KY 40204
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