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2021 Kentucky Book Festival

2021 Kentucky Book Festival

Renee Shaw talks with authors Silas House, Gwenda Bond and Julian Thomas about their work that will be highlighted at the 40th annual Kentucky Book Festival held in Lexington in November. Then, Sara Woods, festival director for Kentucky Humanities, talks about the schedule that includes virtual and in-person events during the week, including a Saturday event featuring 140 authors.
S17 E8 Length 28:12 Premiere: 10.24.21

Kentucky Authors Preview the 40th-Anniversary Literary Event in Lexington

After going all-virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Book Festival returns this November with an exciting roster of guest authors and a full schedule of in-person and virtual events to connect readers with their favorite writers.

“There’s nothing better to me than being in a room full of people who love books,” says Silas House, one of the 140 authors to be featured this year.

“It’s sort of like a family reunion every year to see each other at the book festival,” he says. “Not only the other writers but the readers who come – they have been coming for years and years and so you get to know them too.”

The 40th edition of the festival (formerly known as the Kentucky Book Fair) will be held the first week of November with a mix of in-person and virtual events and discussions featuring writers from across the spectrum of genres. Since COVID remains an issue, Festival Director Sara Woods of Kentucky Humanities says many of the events will be available online so book fans anywhere can participate.

“If you’d rather watch from home, we’re going to live stream the sessions for the first time ever to our website, kybookfestival.org,” says Woods.

In-person events that week include:

A luncheon at Fasig-Tipton on Nov. 2 with Lexington chef and restauranteur Ouita Michel discussing her book, “Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places.”

On Nov. 3, you can enjoy cocktails and conversation with Native American author and University of Kentucky graduate Margaret Verble as she discusses her new book, “When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky.”

Goodwood Lexington will host an evening of books, beers, and trivia at the brewpub on Nov. 4.

On Nov. 5, Commerce Lexington will host a Spotlight Breakfast featuring Maysville native, business executive, and philanthropist James Hardymon talking about his memoir, “Engineering Corporate Success.”

Then on Saturday, Nov. 6, the festival moves to Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington for a day of book sales and signings, as well as author discussions. In-person and live-streamed events featured that day include:

W. Bruce Cameron, author of “A Dog’s Courage,” in conversation about writing books from a dog’s perspective.

FOX News host Brian Kilmeade will discuss his new book “The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul.”

Historian H. W. Brands, author of “Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution,” and Politico journalist Peter S. Canellos, author of “The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero,” in conversation with presidential historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky, author of “The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.”

Romance novelist Elin Hilderbrand, author of “Golden Girl” and dozens of other books, will discuss her career with historical fiction writer Dianna Rostad, author of “You Belong Here Now.”

Kentucky Writers Discuss Their Craft

Silas House will join fellow Kentucky writers Gurney Norman, Bobbie Ann Mason, Frank X Walker, Crystal Wilkinson, Gwenda Bond, and Julian Thomas at this year’s festival to share their books and wisdom about their lives as writers.

“What I tell everybody is to read voraciously,” says House, who is a bestselling author of six novels, “and to not worry about plot as much as you worry about character.”

Once he learned to place his initial focus on character and let the plot grow out of that, House says his writing began to flow more easily. But while he cautions that crafting a novel is still difficult, he says he would be miserable if he weren’t writing.

Gwenda Bond says she hates writing a first draft of a book. The fun, she says kicks in after that when she can shape are revise the work. Like House, Bond is an eastern Kentucky native. She worked in state government for 17 years before making the leap to full-time writer. Now she is a New York Times bestselling author who penned the first official “Stranger Things” novel.

“The thing I always tell people is to make sure you’re putting all the you in your stuff that you can” says Bond. “That is the one thing you have to offer the world that no other storyteller has.”

Whether it’s your world view or your quirky idiosyncrasies, Bond says those personal traits can inform and inspire a good work of fiction.

In addition to compelling characters and a strong plot, Julian Thomas strives to set his writing in a richly detailed world. The former rapper turned teacher, publisher, and creative director will appear at the festival with his new graphic novel “Black Heart,” which features gladiator-style death matches, a government conspiracy, and an endangered soulmate.

“I feel like writing is a really cathartic thing that we do,” says Thomas. “So the more that you learn about yourself, the more that you can advance forward with your writing.”

Although he grew up writing poetry and raps, Thomas says he ultimately realized that rap music wasn’t the best medium for all the messages he wants to offer the world. He turned his attentions to what he describes as the intersection of Black subcultures and geek culture that embraces graphic novels, anime, and manga comic books. Now he’s combining those interests with his writing skills to teach a comic book creation workshop to kids in Jefferson County schools.

“I think that what the students reacted best to is being in an environment where the things that they may have previously considered hobbies or pastimes are being treated as legitimate avenues to success,” he says.

As readers themselves, Thomas, Bond, and House all have their own favorite writers. Thomas says he takes world-building inspiration from English fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien, and from science fiction writer Pierce Brown. House says he enjoys American novelist and essayist Marilyn Robinson, and he frequently returns to “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, which he says transformed him as a writer.

Bond says she looks to her contemporaries in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. She says it’s wonderful to be part of the vibrant community of writers here in the commonwealth. It’s a community she hopes will get stronger over time.

“Your career is the only career you get to have,” says Bond. “You don’t get to have someone else’s career, so being competitive with other writers really doesn’t make in any sense… I want us all to be successful.”

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Kayla Rae Whitaker - S12 E41

Renee's guest is Mt. Sterling native and author Kayla Rae Whitaker, one of the writers featured at the 2017 Kentucky Women Writers Conference at the University of Kentucky. Whitaker's debut novel, "The Animators", explores the complexities of female friendships, self-identity, and success in the male-dominated field of animation.

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Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson - S12 E44

Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, talks about Governor Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program, how the cabinet is responding to the opioid addiction crisis, and recruiting and retaining social workers.

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Jeff Hawkins and Robert Brown - S12 E45

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) serves 21 school districts in southeast Kentucky. Renee speaks with Jeff Hawkins, executive director, and Robert Brown, professional learning lead, of KVEC.

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Carol Peachee - S12 E46

Photographer Carol Peachee discusses her books, including "The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries" that captures lost distilleries and those undergoing renewal. Peachee is also a pioneer in the integrative health field with decades of clinical experience in counseling, mindfulness practices, and internal arts. She is the founder of the Center for Mindful Living Practices.

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Sam Quinones - S13 E1

Renee speaks with journalist Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic and other books. A reporter for almost 30 years, Quinones lived and worked as a freelance writer in Mexico and is a former reporter for the LA Times.

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Connections - S17 E15

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy - S13 E2

Renee speaks with Kristin Ashford, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing whose research focuses on prenatal care and interventions aimed at preventing/ending tobacco use and illicit drugs. The program features a young woman who's participating in "Get Fit and Quit" recovery/smoking cessation program that is a partnership between the UK College of Nursing, Chrysalis House (a treatment center for women), and the YMCA. Part of KET's on-going initiative "Smoking and Health" funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Connections with Renee Shaw - S13 E3

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao - S13 E4

Renee sits down with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for a wide-ranging, one-on-one interview. Filmed at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, Chao discusses the U.S. Department of Transportation's involvement in emergency response and rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, plans to address the nation's transportation infrastructure, and other issues.

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Steve Beshear - S13 E5

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear discusses his new book, "People Over Politics", that covers the tests and triumphs of his administration from 2007-2015. He talks about embracing the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid in Kentucky, his philosophical evolution on same-sex marriage, his unsuccessful struggle with advancing expanded gambling, the persistent plight of funding public employee pensions, among other issues.

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Gordon Hamlin - S13 E7

Renee's guest Gordon Hamlin, president of Pro Bono Public Pensions and a retired attorney, offers ideas about how to fix Kentucky's ailing public pension systems. Hamlin recommends that Kentucky transition to a shared risk pension plan: longer working careers, elimination of cost of living adjustments, and transition to career average formula.

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Caroline Randall Williams - S16 E13

Host Renee Shaw talks with Nashville-based writer, educator and activist Caroline Randall Williams about race, identity, Confederate monuments and more. Southern Living magazine named Williams "One of the 50 People Changing the South."

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

Renee Shaw discusses youth suicide prevention with Julie Cerel, a professor, licensed clinical psychologist, and president of the American Association of Suicidology. She also talks with Courtney Parr, who shares her powerful and inspiring journey to better mental health.

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Health Issues - Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Addia Wuchner - S13 E10

State Sen. Julie Raque Adams and State Rep. Addia Wuchner, chairs of the Senate Health and Welfare and House Health and Family Services committees, respectively, discuss upcoming health care issues that will be addressed during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.

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Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House - S13 E12

Lexington plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore talks about Surgery on Sunday, providing outpatient essential surgical services at no cost to income-eligible, uninsured or underinsured individuals. Then, Kelly Duffy talks about Bluegrass Families First (BFF), a non-profit that provides opportunities for early childhood development, adult education, and other services helping Lexington families move toward self-sufficiency. BFF supports three organizations: The Family Care Center; The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families; and One Parent Scholar House. Mirsada Simic talks about One Parent Scholar House and its Child Development Center with a 5-star curriculum program.

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

Renee's guest is Rus Funk, a consultant on gender equity, anti-racism, and violence prevention. He serves on the board of the National Center on Sexual and Domestic Violence. Funk talks about the spate of sexual harassment charges that have dominated news headlines and offers advice on helping men learn how to modify their behavior to create a professional and respectful work environment.

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Silas House - S13 E16

Novelist, activist, and educator Silas House discusses his book to be released later this year that focuses on parenthood, his work as an advocate for environmental and gender equity causes, and other topics.

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Elizabeth Helm-Frazier - S16 E39

Renee Shaw talks with film producer and veteran Elizabeth Helm-Frazier about the only all-Black Women's Army Corps (WACs) battalion to serve overseas during World War II. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was sent to Europe to clear a backlog of millions of pieces of mail, ensuring American troops received letters from home. A new documentary called "The Six Triple Eight" honors their legacy and service.

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery and how DV8 Kitchen helps them.

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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

Dr. Gerald Smith, a history professor at the University of Kentucky and co-editor of "The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia", joins Renee to discuss race relations in honor of Black History Month. Topics include activism around removing Confederate statues, the status of black leadership in Kentucky, and Dr. Smith's thoughts on the needed response from the faith-based community in eradicating racism.

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Educational Innovation - S13 E21

Educational innovation in the mountains is leading to a teaching and learning renaissance in southeast Kentucky. Renee and her guests, Dr. Dessie Bowling, associate director of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and Rose Shields, rural project manager for the Center for Excellence in Rural Health at the University of Kentucky, discuss recent innovative education practices in the region.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - S13 E23

"Connections" remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Renee speaks with organizers of a commemorative event in Frankfort and shares highlights from speeches at the MLK Memorial March to Move.

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Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard - S13 E24

Renee speaks with Donna Pollard, a child marriage survivor and founder of Survivors' Corner, who has become the ambassador for changing child marriage laws in Kentucky with the passage of Senate Bill 48 that was signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin on March 29, 2018. SB 48 raises the legal age to marry to 18 in Kentucky with some exceptions.

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FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf - S12 E2

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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

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Dominique Wilkins - S11 E41

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Filmmaker Sarah Burns - S17 E3

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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

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Dr. Leana Wen - S11 E39

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

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William Turner - S17 E13

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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

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Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson - S17 E12

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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

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Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities - S17 E11

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Chelsea Ellis-Hogan - S17 E9

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Season 17 Episodes

William Turner on Black Life in Appalachia

S17 E13 Length 27:54 Premiere Date 11.21.21

Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson

S17 E12 Length 27:43 Premiere Date 11.14.21

Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities

S17 E11 Length 27:36 Premiere Date 11.7.21

Chelsea Ellis-Hogan

S17 E9 Length 27:11 Premiere Date 10.31.21

2021 Kentucky Book Festival

S17 E8 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 10.24.21

Devine Carama

S17 E7 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 10.17.21

Rufus Friday

S17 E6 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 10.10.21

Aaron Thompson

S17 E5 Length 28:04 Premiere Date 10.3.21

Whitney Austin - Reducing Gun Violence

S17 E4 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 9.26.21

Filmmaker Sarah Burns

S17 E3 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 9.19.21

Charlene Buckles and Dan Wu

S17 E2 Length 27:23 Premiere Date 9.12.21

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