List of authors for the Kentucky Book Festival at Joseph Beth

The Kentucky Book Festival returns to Joseph Beth with authors and panel discussions.  The full programming schedule is at

The Kentucky Book Festival returns to Joseph Beth with authors and panel discussions. The full programming schedule is at


The Kentucky Book Festival returns to Lexington Joseph Beth booksellers With a lineup of famous local authors including John Mitcham, Barbara Kingsolver, Crystal Wilkinson, Silas House, Wendell Berry, Frank X Walker, Bobby Ann Mason and David Novak.

more than 150 Kentucky authors It is expected to be at the October 29th Festival where fans can meet authors and illustrators, buy and sign books, listen to story times and listen to presentations and panel discussions.

Sarah Volpe Woods, Director of the Kentucky Book Festival, said: “At the Kentucky Book Festival, you’ll find books to suit most any reader’s preferences, whether true crime, historical fiction, poetry, history, UK basketball, bourbon, and everything else. something in between.” Coordinator of special projects in a statement. “There is a lot of literary talent in our backyard, and we feel lucky to be able to highlight regional authors and national names together in one event. We will also have plenty of books for children of all ages to share and inspire their imaginations.”

Kentucky Book Festival schedule

While the main all-day event is on Saturday, there will be several weekday events as well.

Literary lunch with Geraldine Brooks, author of “The Horse,” a novel inspired by the 19th century horse-racing champion, Lexington, will be on October 27 at Palmers Fresh Grill. Brooks will discuss her book with festival author Emily Bingham. The $60 ticket includes lunch, notes from the authors, and a signed hardcover copy of ‘Horse’.. “

Books and Brews Trivia is scheduled for 7 p.m. on October 27 Goodwood in Lexington Green.

Spotlight Breakfast at Commerce Lexington with Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, who have authored a coffee table book for the agritourism destination Hermitage Farm, will be on October 28 at 21c Museum Hotel On Main Street in downtown Lexington. Ticket information is available at

The Kentucky Book Festival will return to Joseph Beth in Lexington Green on October 29 with 150 authors selling and signing books, as well as discussions and children’s activities. Submitted

On October 29 doors opens at Joseph-Beth at 9:30 AM Programming begins with Wendell Berry & Crystal Wilkinson Speaking and writing for children with George Ella Lyon, Saadia Farooqui, Brittany. J. Thurman & Will Hillenbrand, both at 10 a.m.; Silas House in conversation with David Arnold at 1 p.m.; Geraldine Brooks in conversation with Frank X Walker at 2 p.m.; Love… Complicated: Lee Cole, Gwenda Bond, Angela Jackson Brown and Jessica Strouser in conversation at 3 p.m.; Cocktail Demonstration with Heather Whipples at 4 p.m. Full agenda at

Kids can get a voucher for a free book at the festival, while supplies last. There will be four children’s time events and they will be in the basement of Lexington Green, outside the lake, near the author’s children’s tent, at 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Kids dressed up as their favorite characters can walk the red carpet in a costume contest at 11 a.m. for a chance to win a $100 gift card. See all children’s activities in

Gwenda Bond, author of The Kentucky Book, is expected to participate in the Kentucky Book Festival again this year. Submitted

Kentucky Book Festival

what or what: A celebration of reading, writing and books run by Kentucky Humanity.

When: October 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with doors opening 9:30 a.m.

where: Joseph Beth Boxler, 161 Lexington Green Circle, #b

the tickets: Programs that are free and open to the public but scheduled by Jon Meacham and Barbara Kingsolver require prior registration. go to the

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