Written and collected over the last 20 years, Ron has been fortunate to bring back tales from his time while wandering “out there” with like-minded companions, always moving toward “yonder,” and, sometimes, if we were very lucky, just a bit beyond.
Join this fast-paced, lecture-style workshop, hosted by Susan Beckham Zurenda, author of Bells for Eli, in the Writer's Room. Attend this program at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, or watch the livestream from here on Saturday, November 6. Thanks to the Writer's Room sponsor, UK HealthCare!
In this panel discussion, authors Chad Oldfather, Benjamin Gilmer, Amelia Zachry, and Jane Olmsted discuss how writing their books helped them to better understand how to comprehend, learn, and employ compassion during challenging times. Click "Learn More" to watch the video!
Ever wonder where children's book authors find the inspiration and ideas for their books? Author/illustrator Will Hillenbrand discusses this topic and more with authors George Ella Lyon, Saadia Faruqi, and Brittany J. Thurman. Click "Learn More" to watch the video!
Author Sheila Williams leads this discussion with fellow writers Igiaba Scego, Judith Turner-Yamamoto, and DaMaris Hill. Click "Learn More" to see the video!
What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table? You will find Gay Poems for Red States at my table. It is a book of story poems that came into being primarily as a response to homophobia, transphobia, and erasure at a rural Kentucky high school but that speaks to the […]
What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table? On my table, readers will find two new picture books, THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW and LITTLE RED. A review of THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW frames the book quite well: ★ “Hillenbrand at his best. . . . Hillenbrand’s snowy […]
If any place on God's earth was designed to help one heal, it is Meadowland. Surely here, at her brother-in-law's Kentucky farm, Rose and her daughters can recover from the events of the recent past--the loss of her husband during the 1918 influenza epidemic, her struggle with tuberculosis that required a stay at a sanatorium, […]
Wendell Berry discusses his new book The Need to be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice with fellow author and Kentucky's current Poet Laureate, Crystal Wilkinson at the Kentucky Book Festival on October 29. Click "Learn More" to watch the video!