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Saturday, September 24, 2022
507 West Main St., Richmond KY 40403

At Madison Book Fest, authors and readers will celebrate our love of books and reading. After a two-year break, Book Fest moves from Berea to the Richmond library and brings together a mix of Central Kentucky authors from various genres. There will be an author meet and greet, two panels, and a free workshop. 


10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  in the Community Room on the main floor

Author Meet-and-Greet and Readings
Readers can meet authors and discover books in a wide range of genres.
10:30am Why You Don't Need an MFA to be an Author (But Might Want One Anyway)
R. Dean Johnson is the director of the Bluegrass Writers Studio, the MFA in Creative  Writing program at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

10:30am to 12:00pm Writing Workshop “Time Travel” with Tina Parker

Participants will time travel to a personal past or a chosen time in history. We will examine places that loom large as characters, objects that have stories to tell, and people who have been silenced. We will also dive into writing in persona (writing that takes on the voice of a character) by brainstorming ideas for subjects and characters, exploring resources, and planning/drafting new work.

11:30am-12:30pm       Panel Discussion “What Editors Look For”

 A discussion with an Acquisitions Editor from the University Press of Kentucky, the owner of Shadeland Modern Press, and the Managing Editor of Jelly Bucket, the literary journal published by the Bluegrass Writers Studio.

1:30-2:30pm       Panel Discussion “Getting the Facts”

 A discussion about research for writing fiction and non-fiction with a novelist and two authors of books about events in Kentucky history.

2:00-3:00pm   Readings from "Coming of Age - Writing & Art by Kentucky Women Over 60"

Click on the image for links to the author's social media.


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