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

Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Ben Winters book release
Saturday, July 12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Join author and raconteur Ben H. Winters to celebrate the release of 'World of Trouble', the concluding volume in the Edgar-award-winning Last Policeman trilogy. Ben will be reading, signing, delivering his patented Five-Minute History of Crime Fiction, giving away Last Policeman themed prizes (like limited-edition fan art and coffee beans), and playing a ukulele medley of Detective Palace's favorite Bob Dylan songs. A lively author event. Ben H. Winters is the author of 'World of Trouble', the conclusion to the Last Policeman Trilogy. His previous book, 'Countdown City', was an NPR Best Book of 2013 and the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award. 'The Last Policeman' was the recipient of the 2012 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America; it was also named one of the Best Books of 2012 by and Slate. Ben has written eight novels in total, along with nonfiction, poetry, and plays.

Carol Elrod reading and signing
Sunday, July 13, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
"Goat Water Is Not What You Think"
Carol Elrod, a long-time reporter for The Indianapolis Star, will talk about her new book, 'Goat Water Is Not What You Think'. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This memoir tells the funny, the curious and the sad stories of living on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, including the build-up to the eruption of a dormant volcano, which destroyed the house she and her husband, Ed, had purchased as a winter get-away.



Open Nature Poetry Night in honor of Henry David Thoreau's Birthday

July 12, 2014   6:30 pm
Prophetstown State Park
Open to all who might be interested in sharing nature-inspired poetry. Click here for the flyer for this event and more details.
Please email me if you have any questions or if you would like to participate. You do not have to reserve a spot, but it will help me get an approximate head count.
Kelsey Warden, Interpretive Naturalist:

Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

Monday, July 14
6:00-7:30 pm

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!

Written by Indiana Writers Center — June 03, 2014

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