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

Poets Laureate of Lawrence

Tuesday, August 27     6:30 - 8:30pm
at the Lawrence Art Center,
4437 N. Franklin Rd. Indianapolis 46226.

Each month we feature a guest poet and this month our guest poet is Shari Wagner whose new book of poetry, The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana has just been published. Click here for more information about Shari Wagner

Following Shari's reading there will be an open mike in which all are invited to share their work.  Come learn about poetry, meet local poets, and be an ambassador for the art of poetry on Indy's east side!

More info about the Lawrence Art Center can be found at:

And mark your calendar for upcoming months - we always meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
September 24, featured poet Bonnie Maurer




The Writers Guild at Bloomington


The Spoken Word Stage at the Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
and supported in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission
and the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts


Saturday, August 31, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 1, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: at the Corner of 4th Street and Dunn.

The Writers Guild at Bloomington once again presents the Spoken Word Stage at this year’s Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts. The Spoken Word Stage features poets, fiction writers, storytellers, the Firehouse Follies (LIVE radio theatre), comedy, street theatre, and Poetry On Demand.

Always popular, Poetry On Demand gives you the opportunity to order up a poem on a theme, subject, or idea of your choice and, for a suggested donation, a poet will concoct a personalized masterpiece of wordsmithery inspired by you!   Visit us at the Writers Guild’s table by the Stage and chat with a guild member. We’d love to meet and speak with you!

This event is free and open to the public.

From Visual To Verse:
An Evening of African American Art and Poetry

with poets Nandi Comer, Ife-Chudeni Oputa, Abegunde

Friday, Sept. 6
7: to 8:30 pm

IU Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
1133 East. Seventh St.




Poetry on Brick Street Presents

Poet Gerburg Garmann

Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Eagle Creek Coffee Company (
10 South Main Street; Zionsville, Indiana 46077. Coffee, food and drinks from Eagle Creek’s menu will be available for sale.

Gerburg Garmann, a native of Germany, teaches German and French at the University of Indianapolis. Her scholarly publications appear in both German and French in international journals. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies around the world.



Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University

D. A. Powell

7:30 p.m. Sept. 10
Clowes Memorial Hall Krannert Room

Powell, D.A. (Trane DeVore)D. A. Powell is the author of a trilogy of books, including Tea (1998), Lunch (2000), and Cocktails (2004), the last of which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent book, Chronic (2009), received the Kingsley Tufts Award and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.


Notre Dame Creative Writing Program

Sept 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Tobin

Hammes Bookstore
More details:


Visiting Writers Series-DePauw University


Poet Rodney Jones

Wednesday, September 25

7:30 PM Peeler Auditorium


Daly Walker Reading

Tuesday, October 8  7-9 pm
Lilly Library, Indianapolis Art Center

Daly Walker will read from his newly released book Little Creek: Finding Elemental Life in Brown County at a reception at the Lilly Library, Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple Tuesday, October 8 7-9 p.m. The public is invited to this opening party for the book.
He is a resident writer of Brown County and describes the renewing of his spirit and talent as he rebuilt a cabin on a hill with his companion Toni Wolcott, whose paintings illustrate the chapters of this large-size color book. Daly Walker’s essays have been published in Atlantic Monthly and his short story collection, Surgeon Stories, was published by Fleur De Lis Press in 2011. He is a member of both the Indiana Writers’ Center and the Writers’ Table of Indianapolis.


Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

Monday, September 9th 6pm

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!




The Indiana Historical Society will be hosting its annual Author Series this summer

The talks, free and open to the public, begin at noon in the multipurpose room at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Here is the schedule:

September 17--Kenneth L. Turchi, "L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America"


Written by Roxanna Santoro — August 05, 2013

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