June 22, 2022

KLC Member Book Club

The Kentucky League of Cities Book Club is another way for KLC members to connect. It will highlight books focused on Kentucky communities, programs, individuals, and other exciting topics relevant to cities and leadership. 

You can register for our first virtual discussion with Dr. William Turner on June 29 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Dr. Turner’s book The Harlan Renaissance: A Memoir of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns is part of the inaugural “Kentucky Reflections” series, which aligns with KLC’s Equity and Inclusion initiative and will include a shortlist of books within that focus.

KLC Member Book Club Frequently Asked Questions 

How often will the book club meet? 

The book club will meet virtually several times a year. There is no charge to participate. 

How are books selected? 

Selections include interesting and positive books that spotlight Kentucky communities, events, people, and topics related to cities or leadership. 

How do I participate?

Read the selected book and join the conversation at the appointed time. Free registration through klc.org will be required for all participants for each session.

What is the format? 

The format may vary and include author interviews with Q & A and/or group discussions led by a moderator.

Can I recommend a book? 

Yes. Members can call or email Member Relations Manager Terri Johnson to suggest books.

Other important information

  • All participants are responsible for obtaining the reading selection.
  • All selections will be available online (via sources like Amazon), in local libraries, and in other accessible sources.
  • Participation is intended for KLC members and KLC related group members 
  • All virtual book club sessions will be moderated, last one hour, and start promptly. 
  • Sessions will be at 12:30 Eastern time.

Current Selection – Register for the virtual discussion on June 29

The Harlan Renaissance: A Memoir of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns 

Register here

KLC talked to Dr. Turner about the book and the stories he shares with readers.