Jen Hirt to discuss her creative essay, “Glow in the Dark”

Jen Hirt, M.F.A., assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, will discuss, “Glow in the Dark,” her 2012 Gabehart Prize for Nonfiction winning creative essay about bats, glow sticks, rejection, and revision on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

The Betty Gabehart Prize is given each year at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.  The prize offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out for recognition. The Betty Gabehart Prize bears the name of the conference’s former director and is awarded for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

The event is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and guests.  For more information, please contact Krista Strickler at