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38th Kentucky Book Fair features 200 regional, national authors Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Humanities will present the 38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The Kentucky Book Fair is an iconic Kentucky event, founded by Northern Kentucky native, the late Carl West, when he was editor of the Frankfort State Journal. It is now run by Kentucky Humanities.

This year, it features 200 regional and national authors, on hand to sell and sign their books, and also offers panel discussions and author presentations on two stages throughout the day.

“The Kentucky Book Fair is among the longest-running events of its kind in the country,” said Kentucky Humanities Executive Director Bill Goodman. “It is a joy and a privilege to give all Kentuckians the opportunity to meet authors from all over the country, as well as Kentucky’s own. We are looking forward to a fantastic day celebrating writing, reading, literacy, creativity, and civil discourse.”

The 2019 Kentucky Book Fair features bestselling and award-winning authors, including Elliot Ackerman, Jim Acosta, Tanya Amyx Berry, Wendell Berry, Casey Cep, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Steve Luxenberg, Bobbie Ann Mason, Adrian Matejka, Gurney Norman, Scott Pelley, Abigail Pesta, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Frank X Walker, Jasmine Warga, Rosemary Wells, and Crystal Wilkinson.

A full list of authors participating in the 2019 Kentucky Book Fair can be found at www.kyhumanities.org.

In addition to meeting patrons and signing books, author presentations and panel discussions will take place on two stages throughout the day. A full schedule can be found online

Admission and parking for the Kentucky Book Fair are free.

Concessions are available onsite.

The Kentucky Book Festival week-long schedule of activities leading up to the Fair would not be possible without its sponsors, donors, and community partners. More information on the Festival can be found at www.kyhumanities.org

Kentucky Humanities is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information about Kentucky Humanities’ programs and services, including the Kentucky Book Festival, visit kyhumanities.org.

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