Sunday, November 6, 2011
A Day for Books
This is one of my favorite times of the year in Kentucky. I'm not talking about the gorgeous fall scenery throughout the state, although it ranks high on my list.
What I really enjoy is the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, making it one of longest running book fairs in the nation.
The KBF will be on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Frankfort Convention Center. Nearly 200 authors will be signing their books. And it's free (but not the books)!
Some of the luminaries taking part this year include Bob Edwards of NPR fame, best-selling novelists Bobbie Ann Mason, Liz Curtis Higgs, Teresa Medeiros, Will Lavender, Kim Edwards (all Kentuckians, I might add), Wendell Berry (a National Humanities Medal winner), former TV star Paul Michael Glaser (a children's book author among other interests), former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, Robert R. Morgan, and football great Vito "Babe" Parilli.
In addition to novels, you'll find history, sports, poetry, cookbooks, children's and young adult books -- just about everything. Go to http://www.kybookfair.org/ and download the catalog and read about all the activities. You also can find info on KBF's page in Facebook.
Proceeds from the KBF go to school and public libraries and literary programs across the state.
Oh, by the way, I'll be there as well signing my young adult novel, "Shooting Star." Drop by and say hi.
Until the next time...