Beth Dotson Brown 

Fiction

Published Fiction: 
"Motherhood Unbidden," Branchwood Journal, Versailles, KY, Spring/Summer 2005 
"Salvation in the Slightest Connection," Quality Women’s Fiction magazine, United Kingdom , 2004 
"The Frightener," Kudzu, the literary magazine of Hazard Community College, Hazard, KY, 2001 
"Shadow dancing without my mother," St. Anthony Messenger magazine, Cincinnati, OH, March, 2000 
"Blood on the Highway," broadcast on the BBC World Service Short Story Programme, April, 1999

Plays:
Mothers, Daughters and the Spaces in Between, a package of one-act plays, are available from Heartland Plays.


Public readings of fiction and poetry: 
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (one for best submitted poetry and the 
other for best submitted short stories), 1993 and 1999 
Danville Writers Group readings in Danville, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000 
Berea Arts Council – sponsored reading in Berea, 2000 
Grassroots Writers Group readings in Lancaster, 2003, 2004, 2005 
Kentucky Writers’ Day reading at Penn’s Store in Forkland, 2005  

Awards
Professional Development grant, Kentucky Arts Council, 2008
Summer 2005 Artist-in-Residence, Hopscotch House, Kentucky Foundation for Women 
Professional Development grant, Kentucky Arts Council, 2000 
Writers groups:
Founding member of the Grassroots Writers Group, Lancaster, KY


Here you can read "Shadow dancing without my mother," published in St. Anthony Messenger magazine. It won the Best Short Story award from the Catholic Press Association in 2001
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