Book lovers rejoice! The inaugural Lincoln Book Festival will take place Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library, 201 Lancaster St., in downtown Stanford. This free event will feature more than 30 Central Kentucky authors ready to visit with patrons and offer their best and latest for visitors to purchase or simply thumb through.
Confirmed authors to date include Alison Atlee, Shan Ayers, Damian Beach, Hallee Bridgeman, Warren Brunner, Beth Dotson Brown, Forrest Calico, Kay Camenisch, Jon Carloftis, Lucille Carloftis, Evelyn Christensen, Ryan Clark, Angela Correll, Joe Cox, Steven Flairty, Thomas Freese, Ann H. Gabhart, Anna Griffin, Amanda Haan, Heather Henson, Bruce Kessler, Maurice Manning, Roland Mullins, Mike Norris, Robert Powell, Linda Prather, Bruce Richardson, Rona Roberts, Anne Shelby, Emma Sleeth, Stuart Tobin, Jan Watson, Debra Watts and D. Ralph Young.
The festival will also feature several children’s readings in honor of Drop Everything And Read Day. D.E.A.R. Day events have been held nationwide on April 12 in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday since she first wrote about D.E.A.R. in her book, “Ramona Quimby, Age 8.”
The Lincoln Book Festival is strongly committed to the creative voices of Stanford, Lincoln County and Central Kentucky, and as such, encourages visitors to enjoy the historic preservation efforts of the Wilderness Road Guesthouses, the culinary art at the Bluebird Café, and the work of local farmers and artisans displayed at the Bluebird Café and Kentucky Soaps & Such.
The Lincoln County Public Library promotes reading and writing throughout the year by consistently presenting quality literary activities open to all in Central Kentucky. Literacy projects target children of all ages—from kindergarten to high school—as well as college students and adults. The Lincoln Book Festival creators envision Central Kentucky as a focal point of literary activity in the state, and will continue to champion its mission of promoting the advancement and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms.
The Lincoln Book Festival is made possible through partnerships with downtown Stanford artisans Kentucky Soaps & Such, the Bluebird Café and Wilderness Road Guesthouses.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TheLincolnBookFestival or call 606-365-7513.