SOKY Book Fest

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, 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.

The 2020 SOKY Book Fest will be our 22nd and is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. The event is free and open to the public. 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.

Panels and Presentation Schedule — Saturday, March 21

Panels and presentations are 50-60 minutes in length. Schedule subject to change prior to the event.

Updated March 10, 2020 (subject to change)

Keynote

Louis Sachar & Karen Kingsbury

ALL SIGN

No panels or presentations during this time.

Panels:

Room

Panel

Authors

TBDChapter BooksTracey West, Vicky Fang, Norm Feuti, Jessica Young
TBDTween – FantasyNatalie Lloyd, Robin Yardi, Lindsey Duga
TBDTeen – HisoricalSharon Cameron, Dee Garretson, K.R. Gaddy
TBDInspirational FictionAnn H. Gabhart, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Jolina Petersheim, Kristy Cambron, Laura Bradford
TBDTrue CrimeMichael Bishop, Robert Fieseler, Gary West

 Panels:

Room

Panel

Authors

TBDChapter BooksTom Watson, Jessica Burkhart, Debbie Dadey
TBDTween – Contemporary J. Kasper Kramer, Tamara Bundy, Jennifer Camiccia, Mariama J. Lockington
TBDTeen – Contemporary

Lauren Morrill, Helene Dunbar, Court Stevens

TBDWomen’s FictionLisa Patton
TBDAdult – MysteryDavid Bell, Catherine McKenzie, Rea Frey

ALL SIGN

No panels or presentations during this time.

 Panels:

Room

Panel

Authors

TBDPicture BooksShauna Reynolds, Teresa Robeson, Irene Latham
TBDTween – ContemporaryJoshua S. Levy, Greg Howard, Jamie Sumner
TBDTeen – ContemporaryJulian Winters, Mayra Ceuvas, Maria Andreau, Ismée Williams
TBDRegional InterestJonathan Haupt on “Remembering Pat Conroy”
TBDAdult – Cozy MysterySherry, Harris, Duffy Brown, Lynn Cahoon, Cheryl Hollon

Panels:

Room

Panel

Authors

TBDPicture BooksHannah Carmona Dias, Shelli R. Johannes, Kerry Madden-Lundsford
TBDIllustratorsMike Lowry, Andy Runton
TBDTeen – Fantasy

Kim Liggett, Cinda Williams Chima, Gwenda Bond, Alexandra Monir

Moderated by Court Stevens

TBDKentucky HistoryMary Lucas on “Bowling Green’s Infamous House of Ill Repute
TBDAdult – MysteryAndrew Shaffer, Cara Putman, Jessica Strawser, Kory Shrum

 

All Sign

No Registration Required

No registration is required for the Saturday activities of the SOKY Book Fest.
All panels, workshops, and presentations are open entry until each room is at capacity.

SOKY Book Fest complies with the anti-harassment policies outlined by our parent organization, Western Kentucky University. Each employee, applicant, affiliate, author, and attendee, as well as anyone doing business with SOKY Book Fest, is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect in an environment free of harassment of any kind. The SOKY Book Fest partners – the Warren County Public Library, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and WKU Libraries – have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any variation thereof. Violations of this policy could result in expulsion or banning from SOKY Book Fest events or other disciplinary action. 

Western Kentucky University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Discrimination and harassment, and/or retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint or participates in the complaint process are prohibited and shall not be tolerated. Please visit https://www.wku.edu/policies/docs/251.pdf for detailed information about this policy.

Event Details

Details

Start:
March 20, 2020
End:
March 21, 2020
Event Category:

Organizers

Warren County Public Library
WKU Libraries
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Venue

Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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