Meet the Authors Reception

A special component of SOKY Book Fest weekend is the annual Meet the Authors Reception. The reception is a prestigious event, allowing community members to meet with authors the night before SOKY Book Fest for an evening of drinks,* food, and fun. The 2018 Meet the Authors Reception will be held on Friday, April 20 from 5 to 7 pm in the West Lobby of the Knicely Conference Center. *You must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol. Please remember to bring a valid ID.


Good Drinks


Good Food

Great Company

Authors scheduled to attend this year’s reception include Lemony Snicket, Maggie Stiefvater, and many other authors of varying genres.

Tickets to the reception are $50 per person and cover food and beverages consumed at the event for that individual. This winter, you will be able to purchase Reception tickets online. Stay tuned for more details.

Ticket sales will close Monday, April 16 at 4:30pm (Central time).

Event Details


April 20, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Event Category:


SOKY Book Fest
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Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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Meet the Authors Reception

Meet the Authors Patrons

We are able to make the event free for the authors who attend through the generosity of our Meet the Authors Patrons.

2017 Patrons

Nancy Baird
Carl & Susan Dobson
John O. Fitts
Connie Foster
Barbara & John Grider
Charles A. & Carolyn Hardcastle

Norman & Carole Harned
Sarah & Harvey Johnston
J. C. Kirby and Sons Funeral Chapels & Crematory
Alecia & Steve Marcum
Tom & Portia Pennington

Nancy & Whayne Priest
Lisa R. Rice
Richard & Julia Roberts
Jay & Patsy Sloan
Mary Grey & Roland Willock
David & Miki Wiseman

If you would like to become a Patron of this event, please contact us.

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