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

DePauw University Kelly Visiting Writers Series
Memoirist Michael Hainey

Wednesday, April 2 @ 4:00 pm
Watson Forum (PCCM)

Presenting Writer, Actor, Photographer and Director Benjamin Busch

Wednesday, April 9  7:30 pm
Peeler Auditorium

Poetry on Brick Street

Thursday, April 3, 2014    @ 6:30 pm
SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville, 225 W. Hawthorne St
Poetry on Brick Street will present Marcus A. Hudson as its guest poet
Marcus A. Hudson is a professor of English at Wabash College. He has been a professor of English at Wabash since 1987. Before that he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and before that at the University of Washington in Seattle during his graduate school years. "There are few pleasures greater than watching young minds grapple with ideas, dig into them, and grow." Marcus has also worked as a staff writer and editor for an archaeology project on the Columbia Plateau and as an editor for an urban planner. Before his academic career, he was a free-lance writer and published articles in Audubon,Pacific Northwest magazine, Stepping Out Northwest, Environmental Action, and Iceland Review.  He is co-director of the Environmental Concerns Committee at Wabash and a board member of Friends of Sugar Creek, a local environmental group. He likes to get out into the woods and be silent for awhile, just watching and listening. Or listen to music-the Decemberists and Regina Spektor are favorite performers. Or hang out with friends or continue a long, ongoing conversation with his wife over a good dinner and a glass of wine.



Kellogg Writers Series

University of Indianapolis
Presents Pushcart Prize winner, Jen Percy

Thursday, April 3
7:30-9:00 pm
Schwitzer Student Center-UIndy Hall C

2014 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture

Families and individuals of all ages are invited as bestselling children's author and illustrator David Wiesner will present the 2014 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. at North Central High School, 1801 E. 86th St., Indianapolis.
Weisner is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for picture book illustration, for Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2006). He is only the second person to be a three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal. Two of Weisner's other books, Sector 7 and FreeFall, were named Caldecott Honor Books. His newest book is Mr. Wuffles!

Among other honors, Weisner received the Japan Picture Book Award for Tuesday, the French Prix Sorcieres for The Three Pigs, and the Banco del Libro for Flotsam. He was the United States' nominee and and a finalist for the 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

This event is free and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Book sales and signings will follow the lecture. Call 317-275-4099 for more information about this free program.

The Writers Guild at Bloomington

First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic
Sunday, April 6    3:00 to  5:00 pm
Boxcar Books  408 E. 6th Street, Bloomongton
With Guest Readers: Richard Durisen, Alisa Alering, Michelle Hartz
Come Early to Sign Up for Open Mic


Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series

Butler University

Jesmyn Ward
Tuesday, April 8,   7:30 pm
Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Notre Dame Creative Writing Program

Presents Margaret Atwood
April 9, 2014    7:00 p.m.
McKenna Hall Auditorium
A book signing and reception will follow in the McKenna Hall Atrium.


The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series

Poet Richard Blanco reads
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Herron School of Art and Design Basile Auditorium



Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing

Poetry Reading and Signing by Norbert Krapf

Thursday, April 27  @ 7 pm
Indiana Interchurch Center
1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis 46208


April is National Poetry Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

April 14th  6 p.m.
Join us for this writers' critique group, a place where beginning and Join us for this writers' critique group, a place where beginning and veteran writers can receive feedback on their work. All genres of work are accepted.  Readers and those who enjoy books are also welcome as  their feedback is important. If you'd  like to have a sample of your work critiqued at the group, please email your sample to  Valerie at

We hope to see you there!

Written by Indiana Writers Center — March 04, 2014

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