Book discussion group

Meetings: Last Tuesday of the month, from March through November (no meetings Dec., Jan., Feb.)
Time: Coffee and conversation 2 p.m.; book discussion 2:30 p.m.

For nearly twenty years, Regional Readers have been reading and discussing books with Appalachian or Kentucky themes, or books written by Appalachian or Kentucky authors. From time to time, an author joins us for our discussion.

The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. We encourage suggestions for the reading lists.

For more information, contact Judith Kidwell at 606.326.1667 or e-mail

We practice social distancing and wear masks at our Regional Readers meetings. The March and April 2020 meetings were postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic (selections were discussed at the May meeting).

2021 Book List

March 30: Daughter of the Legend (Jesse Stuart)

April 27: What My Heart Wants to Tell (Verna Mae Slone)

May 25: Traveling the Underground Railroad (Bruce Chadwick)

June 29: A Jesse Stuart Reader (Jesse Stuart)

July 27: A Long Row to Hoe (Allen Eckert)

August 31: The Scotia Widows: Inside Their Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal (Gerald M. Stern)