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Kentucky Book Festival

 
 
Thursday, September 17 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
 
Join us each week on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. EDT for our virtual happy hours. The first event will take place on Thursday, September 17 
 
Grab your favorite bourbon or beverage of choice and join Peggy Noe Stevens & Susan Reigler, authors of “Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?” as they explore the nuances and tasty noshes that make for a successful bourbon tasting.  
 
The first 100 attendees can participate in this event on Zoom by registering below.
 
You can also join this event on Facebook Live @KyHumanities.

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Online: September 17- November 14, 2020

The Kentucky Book Festival

Announcement about this year's event: The staff at Kentucky Humanities has been working together with our board, health officials, and other trusted advisors to assess the best plan of action for the Kentucky Book Festival this year. We concluded that, given the uncertainty of the pandemic, it is best to move the 2020 Kentucky Book Festival to a virtual format. While in-person programs previously scheduled to occur at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena this November are cancelled, we are planning an online Kentucky Book Festival featuring 60 authors, with programs beginning mid-September and continuing until November 14. 
 
Kentucky Humanities plans to deliver a top-notch online Kentucky Book Festival to continue the tradition of celebrating reading, writing, and books. Despite not being able to come together in-person for the first time since the event’s inception, the KBF will deliver a fantastic variety of online sessions with John Grisham, Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, J. R. Ward, Nikky Finney, Terry Brooks, Margaret Verble, David Blight, Meg Cabot, Silas House, and more. 
 
Information about the full schedule of virtual offerings and author lineup will be announced in late September. Keep an eye on our website and follow us on social media sites for news. Unless noted, sessions will be free to attend, but may require advance registration through Zoom. Programs will last 45 minutes each. Schedule and speakers are subject to change.
 
Send questions to the Kentucky Book Festival Director here

Are you an author? Do you work with authors?

Applications for the 2021 event will open in January.
Authors have the chance to network, meet fans, and sign books for the thousands of guests at the event. If you're not located in Kentucky or writing about Kentucky, that's ok too: in 2019, authors traveled from 22 states to join the fun.

Thanks to our generous 2020 Kentucky Book Festival sponsors:

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And our partners:

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