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If you are interested in participating in our Heartland Book Festival in 2020, review the guidelines and apply now before the deadline of  June 15, 2020.



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Friday, September 11, 2020


Saturday, September 12, 2020


From vendors to volunteers and sponsors, we need a team of people to make the Heartland Book Festival possible.  Additional information will be provided at a later date.


2019 Inaugural Festival

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College partnered with Barnes & Noble and the Hardin County Library to bring the region its first major book festival on September 20 and 21, 2019.  The Heartland Book Festival attracted more than 70 authors from Kentucky and other states like Alabama, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Connecticut, Tennessee, and even Canada.

Held on the ECTC campus, the first day of the book festival focused on providing fun and educational experiences for more than 670 student from six elementary, middle school, and high schools. Break-out sessions allowed students to interact with authors, purchase books, get autographs, and learn more about writing and literature.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, in addition to the authors and books, sessions were open to adults to discuss how to write various genres of books, how to submit writing for publication, and much more.