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Have you written a book? Author applications and information about attending the 2021 Kentucky Book Festival are now available!

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Carl West Award

Do you know an individual or institution that’s made a significant impact on the literary culture & community of Kentucky? Nominate them for the Carl West Award!

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The 2020 Kentucky Book Festival was ONLINE! Click the Events button to watch programs. Check back often for info about the 2021 festival!
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Author Application

Have you written a book? Author applications and information about attending the 2021 Kentucky Book Festival are available now!

LEARN MORE

Carl West Award

Do you know an individual or institution that’s made a significant impact on the literary culture & community of Kentucky? Nominate them for the Carl West Award!

LEARN MORE

Thanks for watching!

The 2020 Kentucky Book Festival was ONLINE! Click the Events button to watch programs. Check back often for info about the 2021 festival!

LEARN MORE

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Are you an author?

Take a look at the guidelines on the Author Application Form (see button below), and submit book info to attend the 2021 Kentucky Book Festival. Authors have the chance to network, meet plenty of fans, and sign books for the thousands of guests at the event. If you’re not located in Kentucky or writing about Kentucky, that’s ok too: in 2019, authors traveled from 22 states to join the fun.

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