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

The Indianapolis Branch of the Vonnegut Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 24, at the Emelie Building in downtown Indianapolis (340 N. Senate Avenue) at 11:30 a.m. The library does not open until noon, but you can enter through Katz & Korin entrance. In preparation for VonnegutFest, we will be studying Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. (Tim will hold  a book signing and participate in a veterans' panel during VonnegutFest.) Please join us. 


Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Wednesday, October 16   6pm – 7pm
Tom Akins reading
A reading and signing with the author of 'Behind the Copper Fence'.

Friday, October 18, 6pm – 7pm
Logan Hursh Poetry Reading

The Writers Guild at Bloomington

Friday, October 18  7:00 pm
George Hudson: Reading
Purple Haze
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN    

Poetry at the Lawrence Art Center

October 22, 2013   6:30 -8:30pm
Lawrence Art Center
4437 N. Franklin Rd. Indpls, 46226
Open Mic Night!
Most months we have a featured poet followed by an open mike, so bring some of your own poems to share with us.

The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series


Poet Orlando Ricardo Menes
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
University Library Lilly Auditorium

Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University

Mary Kay Zuravleff
7:30 p.m. Oct. 23
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall


Purdue University Reading Series

Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 pm
Visiting Writers Reading Series, Fiction Reading with Paul Harding
Krannert Auditorium, Room 140


Notre Dame Creative Writing Program

National poetry series 'Latino/a Poetry Now' to conclude at Notre Dame
October 30, 2013  7:30 p.m.
Eck Center Auditorium


From October 28 through November 17
Click here to view all the many events and readings


Visiting Writers Series-DePauw University

Poet Tobias Wolfe

Friday, November 8   7:30 PM
Meharry Hall, East College

Risk Pursuing Your Passion! A Spirit and Place Event
PaintingH4  First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
4601 Knollton Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm
(music and interactive activities start at 6:30 pm)

Click here for a printable flyer.

register for this event

What must we risk to pursue our dreams?

“The Risk of Pursuing Your Passion” will be a two hour event featuring a panel of creative professionals discussing the risks and rewards of living into their dreams.  While there’s a place for events featuring people who are widely known, this event is meant to illuminate how ordinary people found the will to create their lives intentionally.

Co-sponsored by the INDIANA WRITERS CENTER


Kellogg Writers Series

Thursday,  November 21    7:30 to 9:30 PM
Writer Roxane Gay
Schwitzer Student Center - UIndy Hall C


Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group
Monday, October 28   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!

Written by Roxanna Santoro — October 01, 2013


Jill Chappell:

I just learned of the IWC and am intrigued on behalf of my 10-year old son. I was thinking it might be helpful to annotate the events if they are kid-friendly? And please, if you might let me know if you have any upcoming events for kids? My son is in 5th grade and has struggles with writing so am looking for additional support. Thank you!

October 27 2013 at 07:10 AM

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