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Bucks County Book Festival announces event lineup

The Bucks County Book Festival 2020 lineup will feature Keynote Speaker Ibram X. Kendi, who will discuss his bestselling book, “How To Be An Antiracist.”
Dr. Kendi is a widely sought-after American author, historian and leading scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author.
The son of Methodist ministers, he is the founding director of Boston University’s BU Center for Antiracist Research, a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, and a CBS News correspondent. For information on Dr. Kendi, visit
Kendi will appear at Book Fest virtually via CrowdCast at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. As a gift to the community for the support it has shown the Bucks County Book Festival, Dr. Kendi’s Keynote Event will be free. To register, visit
Book Fest’s popular Writers Workshop will return from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, virtually via CrowdCast. This year’s workshop will feature Kiley Reid, a New York Times bestselling author, and Kathryn Craft, a sought-after professional editor and writing coach.
Workshop sessions include: Finding the Story: Using Plot and Narrative Arc in Literary Fiction with Kiley Reid, author of “Such a Fun Age”; and Finding the Story in True Events: Creative Nonfiction with Kathryn Craft, an award-winning author who will focus on taking a fresh look at story elements that can make nonfiction read like a novel, and how popular works of creative nonfiction hook the reader.
Tickets for the Writers Workshop are $20 and include both sessions. Proceeds benefit the 2021 Bucks County Book Festival. To register, visit
Book Fest’s 2020 One Book community read will feature three books by Ibram X. Kendi: “How To Be An Antiracist” (for adults); “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” written with Jason Reynolds, (for teens/young adults); and “Antiracist Baby,” available as a picture book (for children) and board book (for infants).
Books are available at the Bucks County Book Festival’s Official Bookseller, Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops: For information, follow Book Fest’s One Book Facebook Page.