Telling Kentucky's Story

Kentucky Book Festival

Thank you for a fantastic first

Kentucky Humanities wishes to thank the sponsors, authors, volunteers, community partners, patrons, educators, booksellers, vendors, and exhibitors who made our inaugural Kentucky Book Festival a success!
Save the date for the 2019 event, coming November 10-16, 2019! The Kentucky Book Fair, featuring 150 authors, will again occur at the Alltech Arena (Kentucky Horse Park). Special events and guests will be announced soon.

Are you an author? Applications to attend the 2019 Book Fair are now open. Read through the guidelines and apply here

Thanks to our generous sponsors:


And our partners:

Anti-Harassment Policy: Kentucky Humanities has implemented a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex (including transgender status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, or status as a parent.

The Kentucky Book Festival has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, whether in person or via email/social media/other electronic means, including but not limited to:
Stalking or intimidation
Offensive verbal comments
Physical assault and/or battery
Harassing or non-consensual photography or recordings
Bathroom policing
Inappropriate, unwelcome, or uninvited physical contact or attention

Should someone engage in any of these harassing behaviors, Kentucky Humanities staff will alert venue security, who will take immediate action in whatever form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the event. This policy applies in all venues and areas of the Festival, to all who participate: staff, volunteers, authors, exhibitors, attendees, guests, vendors, press, and others.

If you have been made uncomfortable by someone’s harassing behavior, or if you see harassing behavior happening to anyone else, please tell us. You can report an incident at a KH-staffed Welcome table, at the Kentucky Book Fair Author Check-In table and/or the Volunteer and Information table, or tell the nearest Festival volunteer, and they will find a Kentucky Humanities staff member to assist you. If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide an escort, offer a safe place, or otherwise assist anyone feeling unsafe so that the rest of their experience at KBF is safe and pleasant.