Author Exhibitor Guidelines

Application Requirements: 

Booth Fee: $20 will be due upon notification of acceptance by check to White Squirrel Arts Fest, mailed to PO Box 9763, Bowling Green, KY 42102 along with signed participation agreement to be provided.

Welcome authors! 

We want to make the White Squirrel Arts Fest a public celebration of talent in Bowling Green and the surrounding area.

The author event will take place on April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm. Authors with a book—traditional or self-published—who are interested in selling their work should sign up on the White Squirrel website author page. There is a minimal $20 charge to participate, but your exposure to potential readers will more than compensate for that! 

Writers will have an assigned 10-foot wide space in which to set up. You will need to supply your own 6 to 8 foot table and chairs. The festival requires a white tablecloth (plastic is fine) to cover any containers and supplies you place under the table. If you must place additional supplies behind you, please plan to cover them with an additional white cover. Water for authors will be supplied.

We will tentatively be located across from SKyPAC, on the corner of East 7th and College, around the little memorial gas station. It is a lovely area and promises foot traffic to the food trucks that will be located beyond us.

Marketing is direct, so you are responsible for your sales. Please be sure to bring enough money to make change, and pens to sign your book! Extra paper, for your buyers to write the spelling of their names, is helpful. 

How many authors will participate? That is yet to be determined, but we hope to have 40-50.

How many people can we expect to attend/pass through the author area? That depends on participation. There will be news media announcements to the public beginning at the end of January. You are encouraged to promote your participation on your websites and social media accounts so potential readers can find you.

What else is happening that day? There will be the SKy Science Festival’s Expo Day at Circus Square Park (behind us), and Arts and Crafts displays tentatively along the public greenways and alley between Fountain and Circus Squares. Planned activities include live music, dance displays, a poetry slam, food trucks, an Artworks, Inc. exhibition in the Southern Ky Performing Arts Center, and vendor participation around the square. It is a general celebration of the arts!

Will there be anything special to highlight authors? We hope to have an area where authors can read excerpts of their work if enough writers express interest. If you are a poet you can also sign up for the evening poetry slam (a separate event).

What if the weather is poor? Yes, our inventory is vulnerable! Currently, if you have a white tent, you may bring it, with sandbags to anchor it. We are working with the festival on the issue of colored tents. We will keep attendees advised as the issue develops.

If you are interested in assisting with planning or have suggestions, please email us at