SOKY Reads!—a community “one book” reading project—continues in its 10th year with programs focusing on the book Man in the Blue Moon by award-winning author Michael Morris.
Booklist says “Morris has created a magical portrait of a rural southern town on the brink of personal and global change…It is a beautifully written and deeply memorable story of abandonment and loss and the redemptive powers of hard work, faith, and forgiveness.”
Free copies of the book will be distributed at 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Warren County Public Library and from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at the main campus of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. There are also a limited number of books for interested book clubs. To receive copies, contact Kristie Lowry, WKU Libraries Literary Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 745-4502.
Morris will lead a workshop “Writing Southern Fiction” at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at WKU’s Cherry Hall, Room 125. The workshop is free and open to the public. He will also be speaking and signing books at the Warren County Public Library on State Street in Bowling Green at 6 p.m. that day.
Book discussions will also be taking place at the following dates, locations and times:
- Sept. 12: Warren County Public Library, State Street, 6-7 p.m.
- Sept. 18: Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- Sept. 25: WKU Cravens Library, Room 100, 2-3 p.m.
SOKY Book Fest is a partnership project of WKU Libraries, Warren County Public Library, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Program guides for SOKY Reads! are available at all partner locations. This program is funded in part by Jim & Darlene Johnson, Jim Johnson Nissan, Jim Johnson Hyundai, WKU English Department, Friends of WKU Libraries, and all participating partners. For information or to download a program guide, visit www.sokybookfest.org or contact Kristie Lowry at (270) 745-4502.