The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum is a non-profit, nationally-recognized literary event. Author Forum programs carefully match an author and interviewer; their hour-long candid conversation takes place before a live audience at The Kentucky Center in Louisville. The event is taped and distributed by KET, airing as the series “Great Conversations” on PBS member stations across the country.The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum was originally created as a cultural, educational effort, sponsored by the University of Louisville, in honor of its bicentennial. Over time, the Forum has grown and welcomed two additional sponsors: Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation. These programs have blossomed into one of the best author series on public television, with “Great Conversations” now airing in top tier markets of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among others, nationwide.The vision of Mary Moss Greenebaum, founder and producer of the Author Forum, was that the University of Louisville, given its academic and cultural relationship with the Louisville community, was a natural focal point to create a world-class author event.