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Kentucky Book Festival for Literary lovers

Jarrett Krosoczka writes about his childhood with a mom who uses heroin and being raised by grandparents in his award-winning, nonfiction book for young teens, Hey, Kiddo.

Hear Krosoczka speak and meet 200 local and national authors at the 38th annual Kentucky Book Fair.

“Kentucky Humanities is thrilled to produce the Kentucky Book Festival, the largest literary celebration in the Bluegrass. We’ve got something for readers of all ages starting at the kickoff on Sunday, November 10,” says Sara Volpi, festival director.

The Kentucky Book Fair runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16, at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, Lexington.

Field naturalist and journalist Nancy Grant is one of many Kentucky authors who will be on hand with her new book, Binge Birding: Twenty Days with Binoculars.

“I drove almost 4,000 miles through six states … I explored parks and wildlife refuges, seashores and swamps, ponds, puddles, even the trees at highway rest stops. During my adventure I found more than 150 species of birds, and I met a lot of friendly people, too,” says Grant.

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