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, May 26,  6:30-8:30 pm
Lawrence Lawrence Art Center
4437 N. Franklin Rd, 46226
Our featured poet will be Chi Sherman. Following her reading, we will have an open reading, so bring your own poems to share as well.

Chi Sherman is a longtime Indianapolis resident with a deep love for creative nonfiction. She has released four chapbooks, a spoken-word CD, and will soon release a CD she recorded with John Sherman, her father and a fellow poet. Chi's work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Body Is Not An Apology, NUVO Newsweekly, and Sky Blue Window.


9 S. Johnson Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Wednesday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm

Book Club meeting
with guest author Greg Schwipps

Greg will be leading a discussion of his award-winning book, What This River Keeps.

Friday, May 29, 5:00-8:00 pm
Julie Young book signing
Julie will be signing her latest book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to ASMR, co-written with Ilse Blansert (TheWaterwhispers Ilse)

Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis 46202

Emme Zava reading: "On the Other Side of Aether"
Saturday, May 30, 1pm – 3pm

Learn more on the author's website.

Poetry Open Mic

Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.

Writers Guild at Bloomington

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

Guest Readers: Daniel Minty & Cecil Sayre
Sunday, May 31  3:00-4:30 pm
At the Bloomington Convention Center
302 S. College Ave. in the Rogers room

Cecil Sayre currently teaches writing at Indiana University, where he earned both an MFA and an MA.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Slipstream, Southern Indiana Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Barefoot Review.  He has lived his whole life in Bloomington.

Originally from Boston, Daniel Minty is a MFA Poetry candidate at IU Bloomington. He spends far too much time watching horror movies. His poetry is forthcoming in BLOOM.

Come early to sign up for Open Mic!  Free parking in the back.
This event is free and open to the public.

Poetry on Brick Street

Presenting Jack Ramey
Thursday, June 4 at  6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 West Hawthorne Street, Zionsville, IN 46077.

Jack Ramey has published two volumes of poetry, The Future Past and Death Sings in the Choir of Light. In addition, he is also a performer of poetry, his own and others. His critically acclaimed one-person show on Dylan Thomas had successful runs in New York and Los Angeles and he is a previous winner of the Chicago Poetry Slam. He has interpreted the poetry of William Blake and Walt Whitman on DVD in collaboration with a New York producer and film maker. He is currently working on a historical novel and a new volume of poetry that focuses on the metaphysical and metaphorical nature of rivers in general and the Ohio River in particular.

Kids Ink Children's Bookstore
5619 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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The Dungeoneers Book Launch with Author, John David Anderson
Saturday, June 27th,  1:00-2:30 pm

Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

Monday, June 8

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 there!

Written by Indiana Writers Center — April 28, 2015

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