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Knicely Conference Center|2355 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY | Map

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From the Organizer

Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books. This year, we're happy to welcome such author as Ann Patchett, Tim Crothers, David Grann, R.L Stine, Lauren Tarshis, Charles Ghigna, Obert Skye, and over 150 more. The 2017 SOKY Book Fest will be our 19th and is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. Book Fest will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and is from 9 am to 3 pm. Children’s Day is on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9 am to 2 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. The Kentucky Writers Conference and Teen Writers Conference will occur on April 21 as well, and a schedule and information about registration will be available this winter. Please note that all books signed at SOKY Book Fest must be purchased at the festival. No previously purchased books are allowed to be signed.