22nd Book Fair has wide appeal

State Journal Staff Report Published:

The 22nd edition of the Kentucky Book Fair (KBF) comes to the Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This year's roster includes a wide range of authors, from a Frankfort sixth-grader to Thomas Clark who turned 100 in July. Maryum Ali, the oldest daughter of Muhammad Ali, will be on hand as well as former Miss America Heather French Henry and Martha Layne Collins. Admission is free and books will again be sold at a discount.

There's a full day of symposiums including one on the Underground Railroad featuring a musical performance and another on Raggedy Ann. Others feature readings by key authors and seminars on writing. Riders in the Sky will perform their singing cowboy concert Saturday starting at 8 p.m. in the Civic Center.

"From symposiums to the musical cowboys not to mention scores of authors and hundreds of books, there's something for everyone at this year's Kentucky Book Fair," said Cheryle Cole-Bennett, chairwomen of its Author Selection Committee.

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