So Many Options for Your Holiday Gift Giving!



Dear Members and Friends—

We hope you'll consider the IWC's beautiful publications for the book lovers on your holiday gift list. 

 

Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary  Indiana Writers  features stories, poems, and essays more than 75 Indiana writers, including favorites Mari Evans, John Green, Susan Neville, Scott Russell Sanders, and Dan Wakefield—a great read for the coming wintry days.  Read the article about this book in the Indianapolis Star.
Now at a special price for the holidays!

 

In Finding the Words: Stories and Poems of Women Veterans, ten women veterans, from a WWII Marine to an Army gunner in Iraq, share personal stories about what it’s like to be a woman in the U.S. Military—a perfect gift for a veteran or for a young woman considering the military as a career.

 

Where Mercy and Truth Meet: Homeless Women of Wheeler Speak captures the voices of women struggling to reclaim their lives--a compelling read for those who care about social justice.   

 

Memory Workshop: Telling the Stories of Your Life is a user-friendly guide to writing down your life stories. Give it to a parent or grandparent whose stories you want to be remembered—or, better yet, treat yourself!

 

Other IWC books are available on our INwords page, as well as gift certificates for classes  or membership to encourage the aspiring writer in your circle of friends or family to write.

An Evening with the Muse

Join us Sunday, November 13, 2016
7 p.m.


With Featured Poet

Lylanne Musselman

FREE!
Followed by an intermission for book buying or exchange, for refreshments, and an Open-Mic reading by those who wish to read their own poetry or favorite poems by others.

Lylanne Musselman is an award winning poet, playwright, and artist. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Poetry Breakfast, So it Goes, Issue 3, among others, and many anthologies, including the Nancy Drew Anthology, from Silver Birch Press, released in October 2016, one that is due in late 2016: Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets, from University Professors Press, and Words and Other Wild Things, from Brick Street Poetry, Inc.  In addition, Musselman has twice been a Pushcart Nominee. She is the author of three chapbooks, with a fourth forthcoming, Weathering Under the Cat, from Finishing Line Press. She also co-authored Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013). Presently, she teaches writing at IUPUI, and online for Ivy Tech Community College. She is currently facilitating a writing workshop at The Church Within – Survivors to Thrivers, which tackles writing to heal from domestic violence and sexual abuse. She lives in Irvington with her two purr-fect cats, Tink and Fiyero. She recently lost her beloved third cat, Graham, to lymphoma.

Lylanne Musselman – (on writing, philosophy, happiness, and sadness):
Lylanne writes every day, even if it’s as mundane as writing a snippet in her journal about the things that transpired that day or whether she’s chasing words around the page to form an image, a metaphor, or some dialogue to put into a finished poem or play. She also feels that deep revision is the key to any writing that gets to see the light of day in the world, unless it’s that one time on a very lucky day that a poem falls out nearly perfect in one sitting.

Lylanne draws happiness from writing and helping others find their way with their own writing, and when she’s not doing that she loves being at home with cats on her lap, reading a good Vonnegut novel, or any number of volumes of poems that she owns. A good latte or a thin crust pizza doesn’t hurt either.Her sadness comes from the lack of empathy in this world. She feels it comes from the lack of reading good fiction and getting inside the characters, something she did over and over as a child. Her most recent major heartbreak was losing her beloved 11-year-old cat.

Location:
The Indiana Writers Center
812 E. 67th St
Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Arts Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

Events Around Indiana

There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:

The Poets Laureate of Lawrence

A Special Night Honoring Diane Lewis
Tuesday, November 29 @ 6:30pm
The Theater at the Fort on Indy's east side
8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence, 46226
(Take 56th Street to Post Road. Go North on Post and West on Otis.)


For our final gathering of The Poets Laureate of Lawrence of 2016, we will meet on November 29th  (which is the 5th Tuesday of the month instead of our usual 4th Tuesday!). 
This evening will be a special night honoring Diane Lewis, who was a regular participant at our poetry night and a much loved local poet. Her voice and spirit will be deeply missed. To honor her, we will take turns sharing aloud her poetry. In thanksgiving for Diane, and for the local poetry community, we will also have a pitch-in. Please bring a hot dish or dessert to share.



Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University
https://www.butler.edu/vws


Meghan Daum
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 PM

Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She is also the editor of The New York Times bestseller Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir.

Since 2005, Daum has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times, covering cultural and political topics. She has written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Vogue. She is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

Poetry on Brick Street

The book launch of Words & Other Wild Things, an anthology of poetry for children.
Thursday, December 1
Contributors will read, beginning at 6:30 p.m

SulllivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville
An open mic follows.
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Words & Other Wild Things is a Poetry Alive! project sponsored by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and made possible through grants from the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation. Poetry Alive! takes poetry to children in hospitals, parks, and schools, along with costumed characters who help bring the concepts and words in the poetry to life. Poems are arranged roughly into three sections, and are intended to be of interest and reading level to different age groups: Buzz Words for younger children; Wise Words for older youth; and Wild Words for that group in the middle.


Indy Reads Books
www.indyreadsbooks.org/events/
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Perry Meridian Creative Writing Open Mic Night
Saturday, December 3, 5pm – 9pm

Heather Kinney reading Wild Boar: Reflections & Resolutions
Sunday, December 4,  3pm – 5pm
Wild Boar: Reflections & Resolutions is a chapbook that explores death and grief, and finds reverence and connection in nature.
https://finishinglinepress.com/index.php?cPath=2&sort=2a&filter_id=2226



The Writers Guild At Bloomington
http://writersguildbloomington.com/

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic
Sunday, December 4 @ 3:00–5:00 pm
Boxcar Books, Bloomington
Free

The featured readers are:  Kalynn Brower and Annette Oppenlander.  Andy Hubbard will be also be completing a reading he began in October.
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!
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Kalynn Huffman Brower is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, broadcast journalist, and novelist. She’s been writing fiction and non-fiction for four decades. Her fiction has long focused on eco-warriors of the past and future. Recently, her work has focused on contemporary eco-warriors, the multi-generation people who have traveled from all over the world to Standing Rock, to protect the water for the Sioux’ home. And she wants to thank everyone ahead of time: “Thank you for doing all you can to protect the living waters of our amazing planet.”
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Annette Oppenlander is the author of four historical action/adventure novels for teens and anyone who loves stories set in the past.  Annette will read from her new novel, AT WITCHES’ END, the final book in the ESCAPE FROM THE PAST trilogy about a time-traveling gamer who lands in medieval Germany to deal with disease, dungeons and evil dukes while trying to find a way home. Annette’s stories are based on historical locations, events and people. She’ll have books for sale at the event, including an awesome and free medieval map to go with books one and three.
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Andrew Hubbard was born and raised in a coastal Maine fishing village.  He earned degrees in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and Columbia University, respectively.  He has had four prose books published, and his fifth book, a collection of poetry, was published in 2014 by Interactive Press.

Lemonstone
a reading series presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
December 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bloomingfoods EAST Patio Room
3220 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401

Featuring poets Stacey (Stella) Emley and Emily Corwin
Free and open to the public
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Stacey (a.k.a. Stella) Emley is native to Bloomington, achieving her English degree from Indiana University. She has a Master Of Fine Arts from Vermont College Of Fine Arts.
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Emily Corwin is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington and the Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, glitterMOB, Hobart, smoking glue gun, and Word Riot. Her chapbook, My Tall Handsome, was recently published through Brain Mill Press. You can follow her at @exitlessblue.


Recurring Events:


Noble Poets
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville

Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info: Sarah E. Morin at sarahemorin1836@gmail.com


The Spoken Word Wednesday Workshop and Open Mic

Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.at Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware St. Doors open at 5 p.m. $5.


Vibe on Wednesdays

Wednesdays  8 p.m.(Doors open at 7)
Tantrum, 8215 Center Run Dr.
Live band, poetry, art and open mic.
$5- Must be 21 or older.
Meets every other Wednesday. Host: Tony Styxx. Video: https://youtube/8Nzv2eXoYX4*



Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.
 

Open Mic Night at Books and Brews
Every Thursday 8 p.m.
9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 1400.

Poets are welcome to share the mic with other performers. 
Information:

brad@booksnbrews.com (317) 288-5136. 

 

 

Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions

Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:


In this journal, everyone gets to write

IndyStar, The Public Collection team up for community journal initiative

Last year The Public Collection formed to improve literacy and foster a deeper appreciation for the arts by commissioning artists to create a series of book-sharing stations across the city. Anyone can take a book at his or her leisure.

As an arts journalism fellow with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and IndyStar, I approached The Public Collection with a new idea in which the community would have an opportunity to read and write about their own life experiences. New or old. Past or present. Frustrations. Hopes and dreams. The enigma of life.  The goal would be similar to what the book-sharing initiative is doing but with a communal narrative we could all take part in.

Blank journals are now being placed in the book-sharing stations for you to write in. Six of them. The program is set to run through Nov. 30. IndyStar will later report on what the community had to say.  But here’s the deal: This all depends on what a writer — you— is willing to share.

Anyone who has ever kept a journal knows that words carry great power: power to influence, incite, entertain and inspire. Journals are the world’s literary timekeepers, and the topics we choose to write about tell us just as much about the world as it does about our own introspective journey. For some it’s a catharsis. For others it’s meditation.  We all share hopes and fears. Career possibilities. Relationships. Possibly a Netflix or Hulu addiction. It’s in our blood to want to be heard.  Describing it can be painful or hilarious or even bittersweet.  But gaining insight into the community through diverse voices can break new ground.

What gives you inspiration? What gives you concern? What’s one of your fondest memories growing up? The most painful?  Write it down.  Need inspiration? Here are some guidelines and tips.

If you want to date your entry in the community journals and sign your name, we encourage you to do so. But you can remain anonymous, too.  Take five minutes. Take an hour.





Saturday, December 3, 2016

A SIGNED BOOK IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT!

Author Fair has something for everyone on your shopping list – and for you, too! More than 60 Indiana authors pack Eli Lilly hall at the History Center every year for a fun-filled day of mixing, mingling and book signing.

Meet retired Indiana Fever basketball player and Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings, who has a book out. You can also look forward to favorites Dan Carpenter, Philip Gulley and James Alexander Thom.

This year's books ranger in topics from sports and biographies to youth historical fiction and politics, with a lot of Indiana history. You'll find a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction and children's titles.

Free admission includes the Indiana Experience and Festival of Trees. Complimentary parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free admission presented by Franciscan Health

Check out all the authors and their books here


What a coincidence! The Indiana Arts Commission has grant money available for individual artists interested in career development.

We are now accepting applications for the Individual Artist Program grants! The Individual Artist Program (IAP) provides support to artists at all stages of their career development in selected disciplines. Applicants may request a maximum of $2,000.

View the guidelines here.
Program Timeline
    Grant Period.............July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
    Deadline to Apply......................February 3, 2017
    Application Review Panel Meetings.....April 2017
    Awards Announcement.......................June 2017
    Final Grant Report Due....................July 2, 2018

Eligible disciplines for this cycle include:
    Literary Arts
Click here to register for an informational webinar being held on December 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. (EST)



 

The Geeky Press One Day Writers Retreat (Dec 2016)
Go here to get the details
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The Geeky Press: Downtown Writer Jam Podcast
 Go here to listen.

New Submission Opportunities from the Geeky Press

First, we are starting a biannual literary journal titled HoosierLit. http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/ We're accepting a variety of genres - nonfiction, fiction, poetry, plays - for a spring issue, deadline February 28, 2017. That means there's plenty of time to get something written and submitted, but we are excited to see what rolls in!

We are also accepting submissions for an anthology titled Dear America: Reflections on Race http://thegeekypress.com/dear-america-reflections-on-race-a-call-for-submissions/. This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn't meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story. I'm particularly excited about this anthology because it will be both a book and a digital experience - we are accepting photo and video essays as well as more traditional formats.

Finally, we have just started a new reading series titled Scripted http://thegeekypress.com/scripted/ - it is an opportunity for playwrights to showcase new work and to have it read by local actors. It's a monthly reading with a rolling deadline.



WHY I LOVE THIS WILD ANIMAL POETRY CONTEST


The Children of Indiana Nature Park has teamed up with Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner for a nature-inspired poetry contest for kids.  Shari’s poetry prompt invites children to write a poem about their favorite wild animal (with preference to animals native to Indiana). Teachers, librarians and youth leaders are encouraged to have their students participate in this contest. Selected young poets may win a visit from the Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner to their school or group!

The poetry prompt, models, and rules about how to submit can all be found at The Children of Indiana Nature Park website: http://www.ilovemyland.org/Outdoor-Fun

Deadline:  January 27, 2017



The Indiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Competition.

Letter Writing Contest supported by the Library of Congress: Letters About Literature is open to youth in grades 4-12. Students are asked to write a letter to an author in response to a book that changed how they perceive the world. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and the national levels. State Winners win cash prizes and advance to the national level. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. Deadlines, guidelines and more information are included on the Indiana Entry Form.

All Indiana semifinalists and finalists for both contests will be invited to the Indiana Youth Literary Day and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation on April 27, 2017. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in creative writing workshops presented by Indiana writers, and will be honored at a ceremony following the day’s activities. All attendees will receive free books and are invited to an exclusive book-signing reception at the beautiful Indiana State Library in downtown Indianapolis following the ceremony.

Please feel free to share this information with your school systems, your public librarians, teachers, homeschooling families, and anyone else who might have Indiana youth interested in participating in these inspirational competitions. For more information visit http://www.in.gov/library/lal.htm.



 

The 2017 Art and Scholastic Writing Awards - Call for Youth Entries

The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open from now until Friday, December 16, 2016 for creative teens in grades 7-12.

Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard.

Last year, nationally, the Scholastic Awards received more than 320,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s talented teens.

So what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Paul Chan, and many more. You can start your submission process in three easy steps:

Get the info!
Find program guidelines and deadlines here.

 

 Seeking Indiana Authors for Book signing Event

I am hosting this event on May 20, 2017 at the Garrett Public Library, Garrett, Indiana 107 w. Houston st. Garrett, Indiana, 1PM – 3PM.  260-357-5485.

This event is free to any author from Indiana who wishes to participate.  Since I am hosting this event the Garrett Library will not be paying authors to participate.  You will keep all your money you make from selling your books.  The event will be advertised in the newspapers, on facebook, & twitter.  Please help spread the word and encourage all your author friends to come and join us.

Light refreshments will be offered.  Contact me Janie Ebinger chefjanie@hotmail.com 260 908 0827 or Andrea at the Garrett




Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Download and learn more:
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Write for us: http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/WWW/DepartmentalContent/English/pdfs/Submission%20Call%20Rethinking%20Magazine.pdf

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​ 


 

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2017

It’s a “graduation party” at Heartland Theatre! We’re looking for 10-minute plays that explore the fleeting moments when people realize they’re finishing a journey together.

You’re also going to have to decide what the journey was all about, of course. Did the co-workers really bond during that five-day survival course in the wilderness?  When one spouse earns an MBA, is the other half of the relationship cheering or grimacing? Whether your graduates are leaving a vacation bible school or a Ph.D. program, let us see them say good-bye.

Our theme for the 2017 10-Minute Plays is “The Graduation Party.” Follow the links to learn more about our competition and subsequent event. If you’re inspired to write a 10-minute play set at a graduation party, you’ll find all the rules and guidelines here, as well as info on how to send us your play. Get to work and write us a great little GRADUATION PARTY play!  http://heartlandtheatre.org/2017-10-min/

You have:
…No more than 4 characters…
…No more than 10 minutes…
…And unlimited possibilities to write a winning play for Heartland Theatre’s THE GRADUATION PARTY 10-Minute Play Festival.

2017 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES:
June 8,9,10 and 15,16,17 and 22,23,24,25 and 29,30 and July 1, 2017

 

 

Make Some Noise


Unsure where to publish your literary works, unusual art, and social commentaries?
Go to http://noisemedium.com/.
Submit as many ideas as you like to contests@noisemedium.com. We’ll publish anything as long as it’s interesting—stories, images, essays, creative balance sheets, videos, or whatever else you can send us.  We care more about originality than anything else. Make it new. Make it great.

Every month, we award a $500 grand prize to our favorite submission and publish our next favorite 50 submissions. 

Questions? Contact us at contests@noisemedium.com. As we editors suffer from hyper-connectivity and crippling caffeine addictions, you’ll hear from us promptly.




Have some work ready? Send it out to Entrophy!


Hello writers! Here’s another round of submissions opportunities.
As you search for places to submit your writing, don’t forget the rest of Entropy’s cornucopia of offerings, which includes the Small Press Database, a compendium of small press interviews that has recently reached 115 presses. Do your research, keep writing, and good luck!





The Butler Bridge Program


Students grades 3-12 are invited to join us to strengthen and explore their writing skills during an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We are pleased to offer the Butler Bridge Program to students in grades 3–12. The program draws on Butler's remarkable resources to build a bridge between Butler and its community, as well as between students who aspire to higher education and the professors, professional writers, teachers, and college mentors who are eager to share what they know.

Our Vision: Butler Bridge programs combine learning, laughter, and compassion to inspire young writers and readers. The programs connect bright, young people with talented mentors and like-minded peers to nurture intellectual and artistic discovery.

This learning-rich community rejects a narrow version of education, in which, too often, assessment structures learning. We reach for a goal that is harder to define:  enhancing creativity, developing the imagination, finding our own voices. We help our students and campers be so engaged with the joys of the literary arts that they don’t even notice how much they are learning.

If you have any additional questions about the Butler Bridge Program or its programs, please email the Bridge Program Coordinator, Mindy Dunn, at mdunn1@butler.edu.

Like us on Facebook!  Spring 2016: Schedule announced, registration now open!

Please note that registration is limited for many Butler Bridge programs, as specified.
Click here to register!

For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, please visit www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/.

 



The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement." Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears. Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril: http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelines/



speakyourstory.org


Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.

Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  



The current edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/



Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the current issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.

 

 

Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest

 

 







 

 

Events Around Indiana

There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:

 The Poets Laureate of Lawrence
Tuesday, October 25  6:30-8:30 pm
The Theater at the Fort on Indy's east side
8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence, 46226
(Take 56th Street to Post Road. Go North on Post and West on Otis.)

Join us for our monthly featured poet/open mike series that happens every 4th Tuesday of the month. 
This month we are featuring John and Chi Sherman.  Come learn about poetry, meet local poets, and be an ambassador for the art of poetry on Indy's east side!
 
John Sherman writes and publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and humor. He is the author of nine books. He has published dozens of poems and short stories in literary magazines and anthologies. He has been a newspaper columnist, syndicated travel writer/photographer, features writer for newspapers and magazines, and editor of two magazines.  The manuscript for his book, Marjorie Main: Rural Documentary Poetry, earned him a Finalist position in the Walt Whitman Award competition of the Academy of American Poets; he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award of Honor for Historic Preservation for the first edition of Santa Fe: A Pictorial History. John has been awarded four Individual Artist Program grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. As a result of receiving a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, he wrote the libretto for the opera Biafra.
 
Chi Sherman is a poet and painter and daughter of John. On her blog she describes herself as: Writer with a weakness for creative nonfiction and poetry. Big fan of memoirs. Always sort of working on a screenplay. Wiccan-ish with Buddhist leanings. Visual artist. Daily user of sarcasm. Looking to sustain myself doing what I love (writing, eating milk chocolate, napping). 42 going on "I have to pee AGAIN?!" All of my edges are rounded for safety and comfort. Likes Cabernet Sauvignon, road trips with loud music, and anyone reputable who wants to give me a book deal.

Learn more about both John and Chi at www.mesaverdepress.com & www.chirising.blogspot.com


 

 

Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University
http://news.butler.edu/blog/2016/08/vws-fall16/


Robert Wrigley
Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 PM

Atherton Union, Reilly Room
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Robert Wrigley’s collections of poetry include Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems, winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; Beautiful Country; Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems; Lives of the Animals, winner of the Poets Prize; Reign of Snakes, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award; and In the Bank of Beautiful Sins, winner of the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award and finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Wrigley’s poems are concerned with rural Western landscapes and humankind’s place within the natural world, and he aims to “tell all the truth, but make it sing.” He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. His poems have been widely anthologized, twice included in Best American Poetry, and featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac.


TILT event
Tuesday, October 25 (Science fiction & 16mm Film)


Sarah Skwire, a Fellow at the Liberty Fund Inc., a nonprofit educational foundation and the author of the college writing textbook, Writing with a Thesis, will discuss science fiction. Kassim Norris, Film Director, Cinematographer, DI Colorist, and Arts Council of Indianapolis Robert D. Beckmann Jr. Emerging Artist Fellow, will explore why filmmakers are switching from digital back to film.

The event is free, but registration is required!
The gallery will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow time for attendees to mix and mingle. The program will start promptly at 6 p.m. and wrap up by 7:30 p.m.
Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Come prepared to get creative! As an audience member, you will be asked to put these experts on their toes.


Indy Reads Books
www.indyreadsbooks.org/events/
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 
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IUPUI Student and Community Reading
Wednesday, October 26  7-9 pm

Poets, writers, readers! Come out for an evening of readings at Indy Reads Books. IUPUI students and any community members are welcome sign up to read by contacting Sarah Layden: salayden@iupui.edu (please include a short bio, too.)

Steve Kemp reading, "Harry Dennison"
Thursday, October 27, 5:30–7:00pm

A reading with Steve Kemp, author of "Harry Dennison".
Harry Dennison is a firefighter and non believer. When his best friend, who he witnessed die decades before, starts to communicate with him from the beyond he is a skeptic. But the signs keep growing, making it harder to ignore them, and his faith.

"Moving Stories" IndyGo/Spirit&Place Event
Friday, October 28  6:00-8:00 pm
With Mark Latta



Kelly Writers Series/DePauw University

http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/visitingwritersseries/fall-2016/ 
Lili Wright
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm

Thompson Auditorium, Green Center for the Performing Arts
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Lili Wright spent ten years as a journalist in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah, and Mexico. Her work has appeared in newspapers nationwide, including The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. A graduate of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in nonfiction, she currently teaches creative writing and journalism at DePauw University and lives in Greencastle, Indiana. She is the author of a well-received travel memoir, Learning to Float. Her novel Dancing with the Tiger will be published by Random House in 2016. The writer and ecologist Rick Bass says of the novel: “Dancing with the Tiger is built on beautiful sentences the way a spider web is built on silk. Pleasing also is Lili Wright’s wisdom regarding the human condition, present on every page. Her elegant and vital sentences also travel in service to what is surely one of the most intricate plots of the year; but first and foremost, the sentences: one will follow them almost anywhere.”

Bookmamas
www.bookmamas.com
9 S. Johnson Ave., Indianapolis, IN  46219

Book Club meeting
Wednesday, October 26,  7:00 to 8:00pm


We will be discussing The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum.  We will be joined by Don Flick who will talk about the symbolism in the novel.

Irvington Halloween Festival - Authors
Saturday, October 29,  11:00am to 3:00pm

We will host the following authors at our store from 11 am-3 pm during the Halloween Festival:
Julie Young - The Famous Faces of Indy's WTTV-4,  Corey Dalton - Mythic IndyAmy Brock McNew - Rebirth (Book 1 of the Reluctant Warrior series),  Robert L. Snow - Portrait of A Past-Life SkepticForrest Bowman - Sylvia, Sherri Wood Emmons - Seventh Mother and Steve Kemp - Harry Dennison.



Notre Dame University Creative Writing Program

http://english.nd.edu/creative-writing/

Presenting Norman Finkelstein and Michael Hellar

Wednesday, October 26,  7:30-9:00pm

Hammes Campus Bookstore
Go here for Author Bios
 


Ann Katz Festival
October 26th through November 14th
Go here
for a description of the many events


 
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Thursday, October 27 @ 4 PM, Glendale Branch/IMCPL

Ever wondered what would happen to Indy if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted here? Come find out and meet Mike Mullin, author behind the trilogy for teens, ASHFALL.  Plus, he'll share how writing is like Taekwondo. And he'll break a concrete block with his bare hands!

 

Kellogg Writers Series/University of Indianapolis
http://www.uindy.edu/arts/kellogg-writers-series

Presents Megan Milks
Thursday, October 27,  7:30-9:00pm

Schwitzer Student Center - Trustees Dining Room

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Megan Milks
is a writer perhaps best known for the book Kill Marguerite (and Other Stories), wherein the themes of gender, feminism, and sexuality are tackled with equal measures of gusto and literary finesse. A passionate defier of convention and an unrestrained celebrator of the written word, Milks spends time writing for a number of blogs, magazines and journals, as well as teaching creative writing, literature, and journalism at Beloit College in Wisconsin. Milks will read from her work.

For more information, contact: mckelveyk@uindy.edu


The Writers Guild At Bloomington
http://writersguildbloomington.com/

Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Sunday, October 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Bloomington and Monroe County Convention Center
302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
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Guest Readers: Hilda Davis and Lisa Kwong

Come early to sign up for Open Mic!
Free parking in the back.  This event is free and open to the public.


Recurring Events:

Noble Poets
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville

Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info: Sarah E. Morin at sarahemorin1836@gmail.com


The Spoken Word Wednesday Workshop and Open Mic

Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.at Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware St. Doors open at 5 p.m. $5.


Vibe on Wednesdays

Wednesdays  8 p.m.(Doors open at 7)
Tantrum, 8215 Center Run Dr.
Live band, poetry, art and open mic.
$5- Must be 21 or older.
Meets every other Wednesday. Host: Tony Styxx. Video: https://youtube/8Nzv2eXoYX4*



Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.

 

Open Mic Night at Books and Brews
Every Thursday 8 p.m.
9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 1400.

Poets are welcome to share the mic with other performers. 
Information:
brad@booksnbrews.com (317) 288-5136. 

Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions

Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:



The 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award is pleased to offer a special workshop on creative writing just for educators.

Go here to get more information and register.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library - 40 East Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204


Are you an educator struggling with teaching creative writing because it’s been years since you last sat down to unleash your own thoughts and stories on paper? 2016 Genre Excellence – Children’s Picture Book Author winner April Pulley Sayre, 2011 Regional Author winner Helen Frost and 2012 Regional Author Winner Barbara Shoup understand the difficulty in creatively teaching creative writing. Sayre, Frost and Shoup will bring their experience as both authors and educators to equip teachers with the tools and inspiration they need so they can get writing and encourage their students to do the same. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Certificates confirming professional development hours will be provided.

Full descriptions of each workshop are below:   
    Wild Words: Growing Readers & Writers With Read Aloud for Pre-K and 1st Grade - taught by April Pulley Sayre: Early childhood is the time for word joy and absorbing voice and pre-writing patterns via read aloud. Taste read alouds about rain, snow, vultures, vegetables, and fish. Refresh your read aloud with techniques and extensions that carry books into writing, art, exercise, science.  Rev up your storytimes with behind-the-scenes info on the rain forest adventures and midwest garden goofiness of author/photo illustrator April Pulley Sayre’s 60 books.  

    Poetry Writing for the Elementary Crowd - taught by Helen Frost: In a poetry-writing workshop for teachers of grades 3-6, Helen Frost will encourage teachers to write poetry for the joy of writing as well as give some guidance in introducing poetry in the classroom.

    Teaching Creative Writing to Secondary Students - taught by Barbara Shoup: This session with YA author Barbara Shoup will address the issues middle and high school teachers often face, both with students and administration, when introducing creative writing to the curriculum. Shoup will offer insight into the creative process, tips for generating lively writing, and a rationale for the use of creative writing illustrating how it fulfills state standards. Participants will engage in a series of writing exercises that they will find effective in their own classrooms.   

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for more information: http://www.indianaauthorsaward.org/uploads/gallery/Creative-Writing-Teacher-Workshops-Frequently-Asked-Questions-and-Additional-Information.pdf
Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!   




The Indiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Competition.

Letter Writing Contest supported by the Library of Congress: Letters About Literature is open to youth in grades 4-12. Students are asked to write a letter to an author in response to a book that changed how they perceive the world. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and the national levels. State Winners win cash prizes and advance to the national level. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. Deadlines, guidelines and more information are included on the Indiana Entry Form.

All Indiana semifinalists and finalists for both contests will be invited to the Indiana Youth Literary Day and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation on April 27, 2017. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in creative writing workshops presented by Indiana writers, and will be honored at a ceremony following the day’s activities. All attendees will receive free books and are invited to an exclusive book-signing reception at the beautiful Indiana State Library in downtown Indianapolis following the ceremony.

Please feel free to share this information with your school systems, your public librarians, teachers, homeschooling families, and anyone else who might have Indiana youth interested in participating in these inspirational competitions. For more information visit http://www.in.gov/library/lal.htm.



The 2nd Annual CA Poetry Prize



CA is thrilled to announce that our 2nd annual Poetry Prize is now open for submissions! Our judge is the one and only Eileen Myles!

PLUS this contest is adding prizes for second and third place because your submissions fill us  with joy. The winner will receive $500, second place $150, and third place $50. All three will be published in an upcoming issue of Cosmonauts Avenue.

Deadline: November 15th, 2016

Go here for more information.


 

The 2017 Art and Scholastic Writing Awards - Call for Youth Entries

The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open from now until Friday, December 16, 2016 for creative teens in grades 7-12.

Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard.

Last year, nationally, the Scholastic Awards received more than 320,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s talented teens.

So what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Paul Chan, and many more. You can start your submission process in three easy steps:

Get the info!
Find program guidelines and deadlines here.

 


Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Do you have a story to tell about #blacklivesmatter? Submit your work to Rethinking Children’s Lit by Nov. 1!

Download and learn more:
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Write for us: http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/WWW/DepartmentalContent/English/pdfs/Submission%20Call%20Rethinking%20Magazine.pdf

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​ 



Keep writing this fall with the Lafayette Writers' Studio. Attend a class or join us for our inaugural conference featuring keynote Cathy Day on Oct. 29 and become the writer you want to be.  Visit https://www.lafayettewritersstudio.com/
 


 

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2017

It’s a “graduation party” at Heartland Theatre! We’re looking for 10-minute plays that explore the fleeting moments when people realize they’re finishing a journey together.

You’re also going to have to decide what the journey was all about, of course. Did the co-workers really bond during that five-day survival course in the wilderness?  When one spouse earns an MBA, is the other half of the relationship cheering or grimacing? Whether your graduates are leaving a vacation bible school or a Ph.D. program, let us see them say good-bye.

Our theme for the 2017 10-Minute Plays is “The Graduation Party.” Follow the links to learn more about our competition and subsequent event. If you’re inspired to write a 10-minute play set at a graduation party, you’ll find all the rules and guidelines here, as well as info on how to send us your play. Get to work and write us a great little GRADUATION PARTY play!  http://heartlandtheatre.org/2017-10-min/

You have:
…No more than 4 characters…
…No more than 10 minutes…
…And unlimited possibilities to write a winning play for Heartland Theatre’s THE GRADUATION PARTY 10-Minute Play Festival.

2017 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES:
June 8,9,10 and 15,16,17 and 22,23,24,25 and 29,30 and July 1, 2017

 

 

Make Some Noise


Unsure where to publish your literary works, unusual art, and social commentaries?
Go to http://noisemedium.com/.
Submit as many ideas as you like to contests@noisemedium.com. We’ll publish anything as long as it’s interesting—stories, images, essays, creative balance sheets, videos, or whatever else you can send us.  We care more about originality than anything else. Make it new. Make it great.

Every month, we award a $500 grand prize to our favorite submission and publish our next favorite 50 submissions. 

Questions? Contact us at contests@noisemedium.com. As we editors suffer from hyper-connectivity and crippling caffeine addictions, you’ll hear from us promptly.




 

The Geeky Press Weekend Writers Retreat (Dec 2016)
Go here to get the details

The Geeky Press: Downtown Writer Jam Podcast
 Go here to listen.



Have some work ready? Send it out to Entrophy!


Hello writers! Here’s another round of submissions opportunities.
As you search for places to submit your writing, don’t forget the rest of Entropy’s cornucopia of offerings, which includes the Small Press Database, a compendium of small press interviews that has recently reached 115 presses. Do your research, keep writing, and good luck!





The Butler Bridge Program


Students grades 3-12 are invited to join us to strengthen and explore their writing skills during an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We are pleased to offer the Butler Bridge Program to students in grades 3–12. The program draws on Butler's remarkable resources to build a bridge between Butler and its community, as well as between students who aspire to higher education and the professors, professional writers, teachers, and college mentors who are eager to share what they know.

Our Vision: Butler Bridge programs combine learning, laughter, and compassion to inspire young writers and readers. The programs connect bright, young people with talented mentors and like-minded peers to nurture intellectual and artistic discovery.

This learning-rich community rejects a narrow version of education, in which, too often, assessment structures learning. We reach for a goal that is harder to define:  enhancing creativity, developing the imagination, finding our own voices. We help our students and campers be so engaged with the joys of the literary arts that they don’t even notice how much they are learning.

If you have any additional questions about the Butler Bridge Program or its programs, please email the Bridge Program Coordinator, Mindy Dunn, at mdunn1@butler.edu.

Like us on Facebook!  Spring 2016: Schedule announced, registration now open!

Please note that registration is limited for many Butler Bridge programs, as specified.
Click here to register!

For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, please visit www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/.

 



The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement." Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears. Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril: http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelines/



speakyourstory.org


Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.

Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  



The current edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/



Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the current issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.

 

 

Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest

 

 

An Evening with the Muse

Sunday, October 9, 2016
@ 7pm


And You are the featured Poet!

FREE!

This month we will have a double session of Open Mic with refreshments in between.  ALL are invited to come and read (your poems or poems by any favorite poet.  If you have any spooky or haunted tales or poems to share- that would be just perfect for the Halloween season.)

Location:
The Indiana Writers Center
812 E. 67th St
Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Arts Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center: 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

An Evening with the Muse

Join us Sunday, September 11 @  7 p.m.

With Featured Poet


Karen Kovacik

FREE!
Followed by an intermission for book buying or exchange, for refreshments, and an Open-Mic reading by those who wish to read their own poetry or favorite poems by others.

Karen Kovacik is a poet and translator of contemporary Polish poetry. Her books include Metropolis Burning, with many evocations of cities at war; Beyond the Velvet Curtain, winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize; and Nixon and I. Her translation of Agnieszka Kuciak’s Distant Lands: An Anthology of Poets Who Don’t Exist,  longlisted for the 2014 National Translation Award, is available from White Pine Press, and in 2016, White Pine published Scattering the Dark: An Anthology of Polish Women Poets, edited and selected by her. She’s Professor of English at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she teaches creative writing and American poetry. Her work has been honored with the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum, a Fulbright Research Grant to Poland, and a Fellowship in Literary Translation from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Location:
The Indiana Writers Center
812 E. 67th St
Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Arts Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

Written by Roxanna Santoro — September 04, 2016

Events Around Indiana

There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:

    Banned Books Week - Plan Now

Join us as we transform the Vonnegut Library into a cozy salon where community members can gather to ask big questions about art and literature, Freedom of Speech and humanity. This year, Banned Books Week is September 26-September 30, and we are thrilled to welcome National Book Award winner, Young People’s Poet Laureate, and often-banned author Jacqueline Woodson to Indiana in partnership with DePauw University. And don't miss out on David Brancaccio of Marketplace Morning Report as he hosts a panel discussion at Kurt Vonnegut's alma mater, Shortridge High School. You lawyers out there will love the knowledge and CLEs provided by our partner event with the IU McKinney School of Law at IUPUI.  Artist & author Josh Johnson will spend the week in our storefront museum window, trapped behind a “prison” wall constructed of banned books. During his time in the Vonnegut Library, Josh will write and illustrate a children’s book from start to finish.
 
All Events are FREE to attend, but many require registration due to seating availability.
Book Drive - Please donate a copy of banned or challenged books to the Vonnegut Library!
A full list of readings and events are here.

Barbara Shoup reading from "Wish You Were Here"
Thursday, September 29   1 p.m.
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Wish You Were Here was on the 100 Most Banned Books for 1995



The Poets Laureate of Lawrence

Tuesday, September 27   6:30-8:30 pm
The Theater at the Fort on Indy's east side
8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence, 46226
(Take 56th Street to Post Road. Go North on Post and West on Otis.)

Join us for our monthly featured poet/open mike series that happens every 4th Tuesday of the month.  Our featured poet will be Frederick Michaels.  Come learn about poetry, meet local poets, and be an ambassador for the art of poetry on Indy's east side! 

 

This month we are featuring Frederick Michaels whose poetry has appeared in Flying Island, So It Goes Literary Journal, The Boston Poetry Journal, Branches magazine and Lone Stars magazine, among others. A number of his poems are included in the anthologies Reckless Writing 2012 and 2013 (from Chatter House Press, Indianapolis, IN) and Naturally Yours (edited by Stacy Savage and Kathy Chaffin Gerstorff). His first collection of poems, Potholes In The Universe, has just been published by Chatter House Press, Indianapolis, IN. Though an engineer by training, Michaels has always been pulled to the side of the arts by his love for words.


Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University

http://news.butler.edu/blog/2016/08/vws-fall16/

Hanya Yanagihara
Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 PM

Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Art Center

Best-selling novelist Yanagihara is the author of The People in the Trees and A Little Life, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and was a National Book Award finalist. She previously worked as an editor-at-large for Conde Nast Traveler.


 

 

Reading and Book Signing with Poet Marcus Wicker


Tuesday, September 27 at 7-9 PM
Franklin College Chapel, Franklin, Indiana 46131

As part of The Future is Now: Indiana Creative Writers Read, Franklin College English Department and Franklin College, as part of a matching grant from Indiana Humanities (in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities), Franklin College invites you to an evening with Marcus Wicker.

Marcus Wicker is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center. His previous collection Maybe the Saddest Thing, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Wicker’s poems have appeared in The Nation, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Oxford American, and Boston Review. His second book, Silencer, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017.



Ball State University/Visiting Writers Series

http://cms.bsu.edu/calendar/events/academics/english/2016/09/28/visiting-writers-series-matt-hart?date=2016-09-28
Matt Hart
Wednesday, September 28  @ 7:30pm
Art and Journalism Building, Rm 225

Matt Hart, co-founder and editor of Forklift Ohio, will read a selection of his work. Author of six books of poetry including Debacle Debacle and Blue Jay Slayer, his poems, reviews and essays have appeared in numerous print and online journals. His many awards include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the Breadloaf Writer's Conference. He is currently an Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Chair of the Liberal arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.



Purdue Literary Reading Series

https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/gradfields/creativewriting/series.html
Presents Christine Sneed in a public reading
Wednesday, September 28  @ 7:30pm

Krannert auditorium, Room 140

Go here for more details:  http://www.christinesneed.com/
 

Bookmamas


www.bookmamas.com
9 S. Johnson Ave., Indianapolis, IN  46219

Book Club meeting
Wednesday. September 28 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


We will be discussing Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

Peter Cava book signing
Saturday, October 1 - 11:00 to 5:00pm

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Just in time for the playoffs we welcome sportswriter Peter Cava who will be signing and discussing his books, Amazing Tales from the Chicago Cubs Dugout and Indiana-Born Major League Baseball Players.



Kellogg Writers Series/University of Indianapolis

http://www.uindy.edu/arts/kellogg-writers-series
Presents Bruce Snider
Thursday, September 29  7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Schwitzer Student Center - Trustees Dining Room

A first-hand witness to the collision between small-town Hoosier culture and queer identity, poet and professor Bruce Snider will be speaking at an upcoming Kellogg Writers Series event. With books titled The Year We Studied Women and Paradise, Indiana, Snider's writing uses language both vividly detailed and vulnerably personal, giving insight into the sometimes-frustrating, sometimes-baffling and sometimes-enchanting.
 

For more information, contact:mckelveyk@uindy.edu



Indy Reads Books


www.indyreadsbooks.org/events/
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

IUPUI Student Readings
Thusday, September 29, 7pm – 9pm

Want to share your work on our stage? The IUPUI Student Readings are open to ALL poets, writers, and performers in the Indy area. Contact Sarah Layden (salayden@iupui.edu) with any questions or ​to sign up.

Former Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf's Book Release: Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse
Saturday, October 1, 3pm – 5pm

Former Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf, will be in-store for the release of his book, Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds Of Our Abuse.  Krapf’s 27th book describes the process of his recovery from abuse by a priest in the 1950s and the writing and publishing of the poems in his previous collection about that abuse, Catholic Boy Blues. The publisher of both these books, Greg Pierce of ACTA Publications of Chicago, will be present to say a few words about how he and Krapf met and came to work together. As a prelude, poet-therapist Liza Hyatt will also be present with her Celtic harp to join Krapf on his blues guitar in presenting one poem by each from his CBB and her The Mother Poems as well as “I Shall Be Released” by Bob Dylan.

 

The event is free. A discussion will follow the presentation, light refreshments will be served, and  books will be available for purchase and signing.

 
 

Indiana University


¡Poesía Now! An evening with Juan Felipe Herrera
September 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Doors will open at 7:10pm.     
This event is free, but a ticket is required.

Indiana University proudly welcomes the current United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to Bloomington for an intimate conversation and reading in celebration of Poetry and Latino culture. In honor of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, the event brings together the campus, high schools, and city for a celebration of the work that poetry can do to create community, and the work our communities can do, collectively, to shape our world.

In 2015, Herrera was appointed as the nation’s 21st Poet Laureate, and the first Latino to be named to the distinguished position. Mr. Herrera is the author of over thirty books and collections of poetry and the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. His work empowers Latino and other minority communities, giving voice to those too often not represented on the national stage. Through his writing and other work, Mr. Herrera is a tireless champion for young people and an advocate for the potential of youth in the United States and beyond our borders.

This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities Institute, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, IUB’s Latino Studies Program, the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Department of American Studies, the Department of English, and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. 




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Book Reading and Signing

Lili Wright - Dancing with the Tiger
Friday, September 30   6- 9 p.m.
4709 East 82nd St., Indianapolis
When 30-year-old Anna Ramsey learns that a meth-addicted looter has dug up what might be the funerary mask of Montezuma, she books the next flight to Oaxaca. Determined to redeem her father, a discredited art collector, and to one-up her unfaithful fiancé, a museum curator, Anna hurls herself headlong into Mexico’s underground art world. But others are chasing the treasure as well: the shape-shifting drug lord no one can really describe; the enigmatic American expat, who keeps his art collection locked in a chapel; the former museum director who traffics stolen works, and his housekeeper—deeply religious, a gay woman in a culture of machismo, dependent on a patron she loathes; the painter Salvador on his motorcycle, complex, sensual—but with secrets of his own.
 
Anna soon realizes that everyone is masked—some literally, others metaphorically. Indeed, Dancing with the Tiger is a splendid reminder that throughout human history, cultures have revered masks: whether in the theater or in war, for religious purposes, or to conceal identity, masks are as universal as our desire to transform ourselves, to change. Anna, without an ounce of self-pity despite traumatic losses, stands out as a heroine for our times as, traveling alone, she finds the courage to show her true face.
 

Come celebrate The Fort Ben Writer's Arts in the Parks Project by attending the grand finale reading by those who contributed their writing:

Fort Ben Writer’s Public Reading
Saturday, October 1  12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Delaware Shelter

All contributors to the Fort Ben Writer’s online literary journal are invited to read their work at a public reading. Bring your friends and family and share your experiences writing at Fort Ben at this autumn celebration of our growing writing community. Suggestions for continuing to engage in nature writing through the approaching winter will also be discussed.

The Fort Ben Writing Project is a signature activity of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, and is made possible, in part with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.https://fortbenwriters.com/


Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery


Presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana at Crown Hill Cemetery
 
Saturday, October 01,  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Get into the spooky spirit of the season by attending Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery featuring seven storytellers telling spine-tingling tales of the dead and undead. Enter the grounds at 34th St. and Boulevard Place. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Stories began at 7:30 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, feel free to pack a cooler of drinks and a picnic basket or purchased food from several food trucks on the grounds.

$5/Child ages 5 – 12, $20/Adults or $50/Family Pass (all family members living under one roof)
Go here to purchase tickets

 



The Writers Guild at Bloomington


http://writersguildbloomington.com/

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic
Boxcar Books
408 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408

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With featured readers: James Dorr, Andrew Hubbard, Margaret Squires
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!


"I Wished to Live Deliberately”: A Visit from Henry David Thoreau
Presented by The Thoreau Society at Holliday Park

Sunday, October 02 @ 2-3:30pm

The famous philosopher Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) will visit Holliday Park through the dramatic skills of scholar-actor Kevin Radaker. Radaker is a Professor of English at Anderson University. He has presented his portrayal of Thoreau over 400 times throughout the United States. The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Gayle Moore, Co-Chair of the Thoreau Study Group at Holliday Park.
Free! No registration required.



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Discussion Moderated by Barbara Shoup
 

Adults and teens are invited as Bill Clegg, author of "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man" and "Ninety Days," will explore the shape of his addiction, the attraction to the drug that brought about his downfall, and the trials of his recovery as addressed in his two memoirs that take a raw look at his battle to reclaim his life. Representatives from local organizations will be available to provide resources for those needing assistance.

 

University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program
http://english.nd.edu/creative-writing/

Juan Felipe Herrera, USA Poet Laureate
October 5 @ 7:00 p.m.

Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Office of the President, is proud to host the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, Juan Felipe Herrera, at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Herrera will be presenting a public reading of his work, followed by a Q & A session.

The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved by calling the DPAC ticket office at 574-631-2800 or online at performingarts.nd.edu. To guarantee your reservation, please pick up your will call tickets at least 15 minutes before the event. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons on standby.



Kelly Writers Series/DePauw University
http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/visitingwritersseries/fall-2016/

Lance Olsen
Wednesday, October 5  7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium
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Lance Olsen is a writer whose technical ingenuity is matched only by his fertility of invention and compassion for his characters. He is author of twelve novels, one hypertext, five nonfiction works, five short-story collections, a poetry chapbook, and two anti-textbooks about innovative writing, as well as editor of two collections of essays about innovative contemporary fiction. His short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines, and anthologies. Olsen is a Guggenheim and an N.E.A. fellowship recipient; winner of the Berlin Prize, Berlin Artist-in-Residence grant, and a Pushcart; and former governor-appointed Idaho Writer-in-Residence. His novel Tonguing the Zeitgeist was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.  Olsen currently teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah.
 



Recurring Events:

 

Noble Poets
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville

Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info: Sarah E. Morin at sarahemorin1836@gmail.com


The Spoken Word Wednesday Workshop and Open Mic

Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.at Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware St. Doors open at 5 p.m. $5.


Vibe on Wednesdays

Wednesdays  8 p.m.(Doors open at 7)
Tantrum, 8215 Center Run Dr.
Live band, poetry, art and open mic.
$5- Must be 21 or older.
Meets every other Wednesday. Host: Tony Styxx. Video: https://youtube/8Nzv2eXoYX4*



Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.

 

Open Mic Night at Books and Brews
Every Thursday 8 p.m.
9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 1400.

Poets are welcome to share the mic with other performers. 
Information: brad@booksnbrews.com (317) 288-5136. 

 

Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions

Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:

Author Fair at the Frankfort Community Public Library


Clinton County Reads will be having an author fair October 8 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. in room 219. The fair will feature 13 amazing Indiana authors, many award winning. Authors include: Othello Bach, Debbie Baker, J. Brent Bill, Susan Crandall, Tricia Fields, Bryan Furuness, Nicole R. Kobrowski, Jennifer McSpadden, Susan Neville, John Riggs, Janice Thornton, James Alexander Thom, and Bud Wainscott.
Go here for a brochure!


Free poetry workshop!


There is limited space and you must register. Go to http://namiworkshops.homestead.com/

IN A WORKSHOP ON LONELINESS, BEING ALONE, AND WRITING with Lorraine Marshall-Rey, Michael Brockley, and
Jeffrey Owen Pearson, Saturday, October 15 at the Alumni Center, Ball State University 2800 W Bethel Ave, Muncie, IN 10am-1pm.

This is part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Arts Festival. It includes an exhibit of art and poetry focused on mental illness and the breakthrough into mental health entitled Through An Open Window The Light Shines held at Minnetrista in Muncie, IN from September 9-October 31 with an opening on September 9, 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome! http://www.namiworkshops.homestead.com/



Attention 4th Grade Teachers! Bicentennial Essay Contest



Not sure how to celebrate the Bicentennial during the 2016-2017 school year? 

This is a great opportunity for 4th Grade Classrooms during the first school semester. 

The Indiana State House Tour Office, in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book, holds an essay competition to commemorate Indiana Statehood Day each year. Indiana’s 200th birthday is December 11, 2016. Winners of the essay contest are honored at a Statehood Day Celebration at one of four participating locations in downtown Indianapolis. 

Group entries and individual entries are accepted each year. Fourth grade teachers are encouraged to use our Lesson Plan and previous winners to assist in their participation.

For more information, visit the essay website at:  http://www.in.gov/library/statehood.htm.  Our theme this year is Bicentennial and Beyond!  How did the Bicentennial change you?  What is next for Indiana?


2017 Art and Scholastic Writing Awards - Call for Youth Entries

The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open from now until Friday, December 16, 2016 for creative teens in grades 7-12.

Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard.

Last year, nationally, the Scholastic Awards received more than 320,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s talented teens.

So what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Paul Chan, and many more. You can start your submission process in three easy steps:

Get the info!
Find program guidelines and deadlines here.

 




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The 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award is pleased to offer a special workshop on creative writing just for educators.

Go here to get more information and register.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library - 40 East Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Are you an educator struggling with teaching creative writing because it’s been years since you last sat down to unleash your own thoughts and stories on paper? 2016 Genre Excellence – Children’s Picture Book Author winner April Pulley Sayre, 2011 Regional Author winner Helen Frost and 2012 Regional Author Winner Barbara Shoup understand the difficulty in creatively teaching creative writing. Sayre, Frost and Shoup will bring their experience as both authors and educators to equip teachers with the tools and inspiration they need so they can get writing and encourage their students to do the same. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Certificates confirming professional development hours will be provided.

Full descriptions of each workshop are below:   
    Wild Words: Growing Readers & Writers With Read Aloud for Pre-K and 1st Grade - taught by April Pulley Sayre: Early childhood is the time for word joy and absorbing voice and pre-writing patterns via read aloud. Taste read alouds about rain, snow, vultures, vegetables, and fish. Refresh your read aloud with techniques and extensions that carry books into writing, art, exercise, science.  Rev up your storytimes with behind-the-scenes info on the rain forest adventures and midwest garden goofiness of author/photo illustrator April Pulley Sayre’s 60 books.  

    Poetry Writing for the Elementary Crowd - taught by Helen Frost: In a poetry-writing workshop for teachers of grades 3-6, Helen Frost will encourage teachers to write poetry for the joy of writing as well as give some guidance in introducing poetry in the classroom.

    Teaching Creative Writing to Secondary Students - taught by Barbara Shoup: This session with YA author Barbara Shoup will address the issues middle and high school teachers often face, both with students and administration, when introducing creative writing to the curriculum. Shoup will offer insight into the creative process, tips for generating lively writing, and a rationale for the use of creative writing illustrating how it fulfills state standards. Participants will engage in a series of writing exercises that they will find effective in their own classrooms.   

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for more information: http://www.indianaauthorsaward.org/uploads/gallery/Creative-Writing-Teacher-Workshops-Frequently-Asked-Questions-and-Additional-Information.pdf
Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!   



 

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2017

It’s a “graduation party” at Heartland Theatre! We’re looking for 10-minute plays that explore the fleeting moments when people realize they’re finishing a journey together.

You’re also going to have to decide what the journey was all about, of course. Did the co-workers really bond during that five-day survival course in the wilderness?  When one spouse earns an MBA, is the other half of the relationship cheering or grimacing? Whether your graduates are leaving a vacation bible school or a Ph.D. program, let us see them say good-bye.

Our theme for the 2017 10-Minute Plays is “The Graduation Party.” Follow the links to learn more about our competition and subsequent event. If you’re inspired to write a 10-minute play set at a graduation party, you’ll find all the rules and guidelines here, as well as info on how to send us your play. Get to work and write us a great little GRADUATION PARTY play!  http://heartlandtheatre.org/2017-10-min/

You have:
…No more than 4 characters…
…No more than 10 minutes…
…And unlimited possibilities to write a winning play for Heartland Theatre’s THE GRADUATION PARTY 10-Minute Play Festival.

2017 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES:
June 8,9,10 and 15,16,17 and 22,23,24,25 and 29,30 and July 1, 2017
 


 

 

Keep writing this fall with the Lafayette Writers' Studio. Attend a class or join us for our inaugural conference featuring keynote Cathy Day on Oct. 29 and become the writer you want to be.  Visit https://www.lafayettewritersstudio.com/





Go here to get your registration form

Go here to get your invitation to participate in the Author Meet & Greet

 





Words on Paper


Central Indiana Writers' Association is kicking off their annual short story contest, Words On Paper. 
This contest is open to all writers. Membership in the Central Indiana Writers’ Association is not necessary.  The subject matter for entries is open, however, short stories that have already been published or have won in other contests are not welcome.

Entries must be postmarked by October 17, 2016 or brought to the CIWA meeting on the same date, at Barnes & Noble, Greenwood. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

Please go to http://www.centralindianawritersassoc.org/?page_id=109 for complete guidelines and entry details.

 

 

Make Some Noise


Unsure where to publish your literary works, unusual art, and social commentaries?
Go to http://noisemedium.com/.
Submit as many ideas as you like to contests@noisemedium.com. We’ll publish anything as long as it’s interesting—stories, images, essays, creative balance sheets, videos, or whatever else you can send us.  We care more about originality than anything else. Make it new. Make it great.

Every month, we award a $500 grand prize to our favorite submission and publish our next favorite 50 submissions. 

Questions? Contact us at contests@noisemedium.com. As we editors suffer from hyper-connectivity and crippling caffeine addictions, you’ll hear from us promptly.




 

The Geeky Press Weekend Writers Retreat (Nov 2016)
Go here to get the details
  


 

Have some work ready? Send it out to Entrophy!


Hello writers! Here’s another round of submissions opportunities.

This month’s featured artwork is from Nazifa Islam, a poet and painter from Michigan now living in Oregon. “#87″ is 10″ by 8”, acrylic on stretched canvas. Of her paintings, Nazifa says:

I think of my paintings as surreal emotional landscapes informed by the connotations of color and movement. I strive for emotional clarity through the chaos of color and motion, to make the abstract and subconscious suddenly concrete and visible.

As usual, send me an email (dennis@entropymag.org) if you would like to be included on the next list, or leave a comment below to be seen in this one. Thanks for supporting Entropy, and good luck out there!



The Butler Bridge Program

Registration is open!

With our first fall event right around the corner, it's time to fill in our calendars and get you registered.

Students grades 3-12 are invited to join us to strengthen and explore their writing skills during an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We are pleased to offer the Butler Bridge Program to students in grades 3–12. The program draws on Butler's remarkable resources to build a bridge between Butler and its community, as well as between students who aspire to higher education and the professors, professional writers, teachers, and college mentors who are eager to share what they know.

Our Vision: Butler Bridge programs combine learning, laughter, and compassion to inspire young writers and readers. The programs connect bright, young people with talented mentors and like-minded peers to nurture intellectual and artistic discovery.

This learning-rich community rejects a narrow version of education, in which, too often, assessment structures learning. We reach for a goal that is harder to define:  enhancing creativity, developing the imagination, finding our own voices. We help our students and campers be so engaged with the joys of the literary arts that they don’t even notice how much they are learning.

If you have any additional questions about the Butler Bridge Program or its programs, please email the Bridge Program Coordinator, Mindy Dunn, at mdunn1@butler.edu.

Like us on Facebook!  Spring 2016: Schedule announced, registration now open!

Please note that registration is limited for many Butler Bridge programs, as specified.
Click here to register!

For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, please visit www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/.

 

 

The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement."
Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears.
Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org
Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril:

 

speakyourstory.org
Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.

 

Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  

 


The current edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/




Rethinking Children’s Literature: Read for Change

A new digital literary magazine edited by Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones and Jennifer Palilonis at Ball State University.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Download this free app to your tablet through the App Store or the Android Market. (Tablet only)

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Check out our webpage and information about how to submit your work for publication at: http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/english/getexperience/rethinking-childrens-literature

Join the conversation!

Twitter https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit 

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​ 


 

Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the current issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.

 

 

Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com 

 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest

 


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