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A program of Kentucky Humanities, the Kentucky Book Festival is a celebration of reading, writing, and publishing which takes place each fall. Festival events seek to connect book-lovers and authors, spark engaging conversations, and empower readers by providing access to new books as well as opportunities to learn more about writing in a fun, supportive environment. It’s the biggest bookish celebration in Kentucky!

Welcome to our festival archive, a treasure trove of past events, sessions, and captivating moments from our previous Kentucky Book Festival events. Dive into a rich collection of videos, relive insightful discussions, and explore the diverse programming that has made the festival a beacon for literary enthusiasts.