Lexington Learns Lessons in Paducah on Lending Literary Heritage to UNESCO Network

Sep 29, 2017

Lexington delegates Neil Chethik and Jayne Waldrop Moore in front of the Yeiser Art Center in downtown Paducah.
Credit via Lexington Literary Hub, Facebook

A Lexington writer recently learned lessons in Paducah on how the state's second-largest city could include its literary heritage to a UNESCO network. 

Lexington is a 'Creative City of Literature' candidate. Paducah became a designated City of Crafts and Folk Art in 2013 and hosted a conference with others this week.

Jane Moore Waldrop is working on Lexington's literature project said the city shares similarities with Paducah. "There's that rural-urban connection. And both of us, we serve as centers of culture and education and health care for our regions," she said.

Waldrop said Lexington and eastern Kentucky share Paducah's tradition of crafts and folk art. She says there is collaborative opportunity with Lexington's Kentucky Crafted: The Market, Woodland Art Fair and nearby Berea College.

Lexington is home to the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.