Frankfort, Kentucky -- March 1, 2013 -- The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has selected the 15th Annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest as one of their 2013 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events.

Held in Bowling Green, April 19-20, is a celebration of the love of reading at this two-day event featuring approximately 150 adult and children’s authors. The premier headliner is Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz” on TV’s Happy Days).

Friday, kids grades K-12 get the chance to meet their favorite authors, participate in dramatic and musical performances and use their imaginations in a creative make and do area. Also, sessions of 75 minutes presented to the public by famous authors are held at the Kentucky Writer’s Conference. 

Saturday, authors are available to meet the public and autograph their books. For more more information: 270.745.4502, http://www.sokybookfest.org

A panel of impartial judges selects the Kentucky Travel Industry Association Top 10 Festivals & Events for each season. Criteria for selection include popularity of the event, its impact on the local tourism economy as well as cultural and historical significance. Kentucky Travel Industry Association is a 930-member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s tourism and travel industry. As the VOICE for the travel industry, KTIA is committed to promoting and strengthening the common objectives of our travel partners.

Contact: Linda Young, 502-223-8687, linda.young@ktia.com