Bolin selected as guest author for Southern KY Book Fest


Dr. Bolin of the Murray State Department of History will appear at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest for his book Home and Away: A Professor’s Journal. He will also serve as a panelist speaking on travel writing.


James Duane Bolin, PhD, is a professor of history at Murray State, teaching classes about the history of sports, Kentucky, and America. His book is a collection of essays from his beloved weekly column Home and Away, which appears in publications like the Murray Ledger & Times, Danville Advocate-Messenger, Providence Journal-Enterprise, Sebree Banner, and Winchester Sun.

The essays are based upon Bolin’s lived experiences as a history educator, and this collection features some of his favorite pieces. Home and Away: A Professor’s Journal has been widely praised by higher education officials in the Murray area and throughout the state.

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The Southern Kentucky Book Fest  is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and Western Kentucky University Libraries. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books. This year’s festivities will be held Saturday April 22 starting at 10 p.m. at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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