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150 authors and illustrators expected at 2016 SOKY Book Fest
The Main Event of SOKY Bookfest will be 9am-3pmCT, Saturday, April 23, 2016, at WKU's Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY.
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BOWLING GREEN, KY. - More than 150 authors and illustrators are expected to be in attendance for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest weekend of April 22-23, 2016, including New York Times bestselling authors J.A. Jance, Garth Stein and Jay Asher, well-known for his young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why.
"We are incredibly excited to be able to host this lineup of quality authors and illustrators this year," said Sara Volpi, Literary Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries and Book Fest organizer. "There are authors for audiences of all ages and reading levels, and the event is free and open to the public." Held at WKU's Knicely Conference Center, SOKY Book Fest weekend is full of author presentations, panel discussions and book signings as well as the Kentucky Writers Conference featuring writing workshops on April 22 presented by several authors who will be at the main event on April 23. April 22 events also include Children's Day, with hundreds of school-aged children and teens visiting presentations and getting books signed by favorite and newly discovered authors. Our Teen Writers Conference, now in its second year, is geared toward youth in grades 9 through 12, and each session is taught by a SOKY Book Fest author. For information or to register, go to sokybookfest.org and click on Children's Day/Teen Writers Conference under the Events tab. Michael Morris, V.E. Schwab and Michael Hingson are a few well-known authors who will be on hand at SOKY Book Fest. Bestselling picture book author Adam Rex, whose book The True Meaning of Smekday was adapted into the Dreamworks film Home, will be attending both days along with illustrator Lauren Castillo, whose latest work, Twenty Yawns, was written along with Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley.
SOKY Book Fest is a partnership of Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. For information, visit the website at sokybookfest.org or contact Book Fest organizer Sara Volpi at WKU Libraries at 270-745-4502.
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