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

Downtown Writers Jam

Wednesday, July 23   6:30pm - 8:30pm at Indy Reads
The Downtown Writers Jam hosted by The Geeky Press is an storytelling and literary extravaganza.

Meet The Downtown Writers Jam authors so far:

Young Writers Showcase(5 minutes each):

We'll choose the writers and give them 10 minutes to tell a story from a piece they've either completed or published. There will be no podium, no reading, and no silent audience. Just a writer cast out amongst the crowd.
More details:



 Poets Laureate of Lawrence
Monthly featured poet/open mike series
July 22  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Lawrence Art Center on Indy's east side, 4437 N. Franklin Rd., 46226

We will have no featured poet this month. The entire evening will be an open mike round-table, so be sure to bring poems now and old to share.

Next month the featured poet is Tracy Mishkin
on August 26


Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Brian Freeman author event

Thursday, July 24, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Brian is back in Indianapolis to visit the wonderful Indy Reads bookstore, which supports adult literacy programs. He'll be talking about THE COLD NOWHERE and what's next for Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton. Get all your questions answered! Find out more on Brian's website.
Lori Radar-Day "The Black Hour"
Friday, July 25, 7pm – 9pm
For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic—until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to get her life back despite a nagging question she can't let go: Why her? She gets help from Nathaniel Barber, a new graduate student who secretly wants to make her attack his area of study. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.


Midwest Wrtiers Workshop

Features Author Elizabeth Berg for Special Presentation, Public Invited
July 25 @ 7 p.m.
Pruis Hall/Ball State University
Acclaimed, bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will be the guest speaker during a special program at this year's Midwest Writers Workshop. The program is open to the public. Admission is free, but registration through
Eventbrite is recommended. (Those registered for MWW14 are already registered!)




Adult Summer Reading Program 2014 - “Read in Any Language”
Saturday, July 26, All Day (10 am-4 pm)
As one of the locations participating in this year’s IMCPL summer reading program we will be featuring music, food and art of the Nigerian culture to accompany the discussion of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and there will be a writers’ workshop with Kip Robisch from the Indiana Writers Center.



The Writers Guild at Bloomington
First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic
Sunday, August 3,  3:00 to  5:00 pm

Boxcar Books  408 E. 6th Street
Guest readers:  Joan Hawkins, Richard Durisen and Karen Wyle
Come Early to Sign Up for Open Mic



Indiana Historical Society Author Series

August 19
Noon to 1 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Thomas Mason

Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the process of researching, writing and publishing their work. Thomas Mason presents a step-by-step advice to guide aspiring authors to a successful publication and focus – not only on how to write well– but also how to market and sell their work.



Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

Monday, July 28
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 — July 08, 2014

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