Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 Faculty Spotlight: Stephen M. Vest

We conclude our Faculty Spotlight series with Stephen M. Vest, who will provide invaluable insights into magazine writing.

Stephen M. Vest, is the editor and publisher of Kentucky Monthly magazine. A native of Louisville, he lives in Frankfort with his wife and four children. Prior to founding Kentucky Monthly in 1998, he worked for more than a dozen years as a columnist and sportswriter for papers in Kentucky, Indiana and the Carolinas. THAT Kind of Journalist, a collection of his columns from Kentucky Monthly, was published in 2008. He is a recent Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction graduate of Murray State University. His work has been published in ShimmyHoots Review, The Single Hound and Trajectory. To find out more about Steve email

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