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Guest Speaker HWC 2020 Kay Powell "Doyenne of the Death Beat" Photo courtesy of Mental Floss

Kay Powell

We are pleased to announce Kay Powell as our guest speaker for the 2020 Highlands Writers Conference.

Obituaries editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1996-2009, Kay Powell has been called the “doyenne of the death beat.” She has created memorable public legacies for moonshiners, a CEO turned K-Mart greeter, a model aircraft designer, the planet Pluto, and Flannery O’Connor’s peacock, among many others.