Nov. 18, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kentucky Humanities presents the 36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair.
Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance of writing and reading. Each year, more than 175 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states.
A full slate of presentations and panel discussions with attending authors and guest scholars will take place in three locations in the Arena. Panel discussion topics include the evolution of the Western genre, Veterans and writing, gender and sexuality in literature, and bourbon’s role and resurgence in recent years. Presenters scheduled to appear include Wayne Flynt, Karen Robards, Rita Mae Brown, bell hooks and Crystal Wilkinson, Chris Whipple, Jamie Ford, and others.