News and Announcements
The Warren County Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson on Tuesday, October 21. He will be discussing his new book Wait for Signs.
Craig Johnson’s character, Walt Longmire was first introduced ten years ago in Johnson’s Hillerman Award-winning short story, “Old Indian Trick.” After the creation of the Walt Longmire book series, which is also a hit television series on A&E titled Longmire, Johnson continued to write short stories about Walt’s life that do not appear in the novels. Each year on Christmas Eve Johnson released a new short story about Walt’s life. There were many requests for these short stories to be put into book form and now Craig Johnson has done that by releasing this compilation of twelve Longmire short stories in his new book, Wait for Signs.
Wait for Signs gives glimpses of Walt’s past from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
Johnson will discuss his new book on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. Free tickets are available at all library locations. For more information, visit www.warrenpl.org or email Gerald Keith at [email protected].
The Returned, written by New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott and the inspiration for the new television fantasy/drama series Resurrection, is this year’s choice by the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners for SOKY Reads!, a community wide reading project in Bowling Green and the surrounding region.
Publishers Weekly says, “In his exceptional debut novel, poet Mott brings drama, pathos, joy, horror, and redemption to a riveting tale of how the contemporary world handles the inexplicable reappearance of the dead.”
To kick off SOKY Reads!, book giveaways will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Bob Kirby Branch of Warren County Public Library during the Regional Authors Showcase. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College will host a book giveaway at the Main Campus from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 10, and additional book giveaways will take place at both the Main Branch and at the Bob Kirby Branch of Warren County Public Library at 4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Mott will be offering two programs on Oct. 16 that are open to the public. He will be presenting a session on a writing topic at WKU’s campus in Cherry Hall from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and he will be talking aboutThe Returned at the Bob Kirby Branch at 6 p.m. Copies of Mott’s newest title, The Wonder of All Things, will also be available to purchase during the 6 p.m. presentation.
SOKY Book Fest is a partnership of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library and WKU Libraries. Program guides for SOKY Reads! are available at all partner locations and online atwww.sokybookfest.org. This program is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of WKU Libraries, Warren County Public Library and WKU English Department.
For information or to download a program guide, visit www.sokybookfest.org or contact Kristie Lowry at (270) 745-4502.