Jean E. Nehm

Respectfully Submitted: The Remarkable Literary Clubs of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, Kentucky has the notable distinction of being home to an unusually large number of literary clubs, which have equated learning with entertainment.  For over 140 years, club secretaries have recorded the scholarly and social activities of members–bright, witty, caring, generous, conscientious, and  enthusiastic men and women–as they celebrated their unique fellowship of learning and sharing.  Based on an impressive array of primary sources, Respectfully Submitted: The Remarkable Literary Clubs of Bowling Green, Kentucky provides a delightful stroll through the history of Bowling Green as recorded by these remarkable people.

Jean E. Nehm

Originally from Wisconsin, Jean Nehm and her family made their home in Bowling Green in 1983. As an associate professor at Western Kentucky University, she taught composition, literature, and writing for international students. In 1994, she was invited to join the Browning Club, which has been an ongoing pleasure and which ignited her deep interest in all the literary clubs in our city. Her book, entitled Respectfully Submitted: The Remarkable Literary Clubs of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was published in 2020 by Landmark Association. In her leisure time, Jean enjoys reading, cooking, hiking in America’s national parks, and caring for the family’s miniature dachshunds.

Other Books by this Author

Pin It on Pinterest