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


Black Poets Speak Out
Community Reading
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
6 pm

Sabatical (in Broad Ripple)

John Sherman

John Sherman combines poetry and photography and you can see some of his works throughout December at Hubbard and Cravens, 49th and Penn.

Indy Reads Books

911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis 46202
"Cross Dressing" a staged reading with Paul Hildebrand
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 6pm – 8pm

“Cross Dressing” is Hildebrand’s translation and adaptation of an anonymous 15th-century French farce, “Les Trois Amoureaux de la Croix” (The Three Lovers of the Cross). The recent and first-ever translation of a dozen or so of these period farces into colloquial English helped to spark this new one-act musical comedy. “Cross Dressing”, like it’s predicessor, “Les Trois Amoreaux de la Croix” features a female central character and although she is a prostitute, she is classy and smart. The irreverent story of 3 not-so saintly monks and a lovely lady of the night is told hilariously in 4 musical parody numbers, and indeed – staying true to the time – a little cross dressing.



Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic
Sunday, January 4     3-5 pm
Boxcar Books 408 E 6th St

Featured Readers:
Gwenette Gaddis is a prose writer working on two novels; she also has written a collection of short stories. Her flash fiction piece “Afternoon Delight” was published in Staccato. Her greatest talent, however, is baking brownies.

Eric Rensberger has been active in the Bloomington poetry community since 1979. Hiseric rensberger work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals; it has been featured in several anthologies, including And Know This Place and Tongue Screws and Testimonies. Eric has produced chapbooks with local cooperatives or individual publishers over the years, but since 2008 he has functioned as his own publisher on his website, at The site functions as a Collected Poems edition, and includes the ongoing chronological sequence Account of My Days.

Please note that January and February will be featuring some longer open mic slots.  People can read for the normal 3-5 minutes in the Open Mic, or, we will also now have some 10-12 minute slots. When you sign in for Open Mic, please note that you’d prefer a longer time slot and we’ll see if we can fit you in.
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!

Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Co-presented by the Writers Guild and the
Bloomington & Monroe County Convention Center

Sunday, Jan. 25    3:00 to 4:30 pm
At the Bloomington Convention Center

302 S. College Ave. in the Rogers room

Guest Readers: Patsy Rahn and Dr. Abegunde
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!
Free parking in the back.
This event is free and open to the public.

Notre Dame Creative Writing Series

Lucy Corin Reading
January 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Hammes campus bookstore
Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers:  A History for Girls (FC2).  The collection One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses was released in September 2013 from McSweeney’s Books.


Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group
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

Written by Indiana Writers Center — December 02, 2014

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