Residency leads to writing about family history
Published by The News-Enterprise on August 25, 2022
An interest in writing about her family history inspires a local artist to complete a residency in Loretto.
In partnership with the Sisters of Loretto, the Kentucky Foundation for Women has created a residency program. During the program residents were provided housing, a food stipend and studio space and art tools and equipment, if needed.
Chaney Williams of Elizabethtown was one of the women chosen for the residency and recently finished completed it. A doula by trade, she also writes poetry, essays and works on other artistic endeavors.
For Williams, the residency had a personal connection.
“I wanted to participate as soon as I saw the application because of the incredible social justice work the Sisters of Loretto are committed to doing and because of my mother’s maternal ancestral connection to Loretto,” she said.
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