New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will headline the Southern Kentucky (SOKY) Book Fest on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Knicely Conference Center. With more than thirty years of writing experience, Harris is best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series. The series was so well-received, it was the inspiration for the HBO series“True Blood.” Harris will be one of the featured speakers in the morning and available for book signings after her program. Chris Raschka, a two-time Caldecott Medal winner and author and illustrator of A Ball for Daisy, will be headlining Children’s Day on Friday, April 25. Raschka will be presenting on Friday and signing books on both Friday and Saturday.
“We are very excited about the upcoming SOKY Book Fest,” said Kristie Lowry, Coordinator for SOKY Book Fest and Literary Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries. “We have over 140 authors and illustrators participating this year from a full slate of genres. Lots of Harris fans along with many other book lovers have been inquiring about the day.”
For individuals eager to talk to their favorite authors, there is a ticketed “Meet the Authors” event scheduled for Friday, April 25. For ticket information, contact Kristie Lowry at 270-745-4502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Children’s Day, the Kentucky Writers Conference will be held at the Knicely Conference Center on Friday, April 25 from 9 am – 3:30 pm. Children’s Day is from 9 am-2 pm and the Kentucky Writers Conference is from 9 am-3:30 pm. There is no charge for either event; however, registration is recommended for the Kentucky Writers Conference. Visit sokybookfest.org to register online.
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is made possible through its partners, including WKU Libraries, Warren County Public Library, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. For detailed listing of the authors, presentations, and programs, go to sokybookfest.org.