This collection consists of thirteen published volumes of Women Who Write / Calliope, beginning with Volume I in 1994 (the name of the annual anthology changed to Calliope in 2004). A women’s writing group was organized at the University of Louisville in May 1972 by English Department Program Assistant Sharon Hardy, meeting to read and respond to each other’s work. The group eventually disbanded, but in August 1993, Carridder (Rita) Jones, a member of the original group, agreed to revive the organization. Within a year they produced a collection of poetry and prose entitled Women Who Write. By 1995 the group was based out of the Women’s Center at the university and by 1996 they had established a meeting time of the first Wednesday of each month at the Bingham Poetry Room in Ekstrom Library and instituted $25 a year dues. In 1997 the organization held its first annual poetry and short story contest, with the winning entries being published in the annual edition of Women Who Write. The sponsors included J.F. Whyland Books, Hawley-Cooke Booksellers, and the University of Louisville Women’s Center. The group changed its meeting place in 2001 to the Highlands-Shelby Park branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, but continued to keep the Women’s Center at the University of Louisville as its administrative address.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.
- Majority of material found within 1994-2012
- Majority of material found within 1994-2007