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 46202

IRB 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Friday, July 10, 5–9pm
Indy Reads Books is celebrating its 3rd year on Mass Ave! Come join us for a carnival extravaganza, plus a sidewalk sale. Adult and child-friendly activities all through the evening!

Robert Rhea reading: "Death Rx"
Saturday, July 11, 1–3pm

Jason Wineke reading "I Hate Homework"
Monday, July 13, 5-7pm
Join Jason Wineke for a funny, story called "I Hate Homework" in which second-grade students plot revenge upon their teacher who gives out lots and lots of homework.

Humor Writers of Indianapolis hosted by Erik Deckers
Friday, July 17,  7-9pm
Join Erik Deckers, Dick Wolfsie, Michelle Freed, and a few other Central Indiana humor writers for a fun-filled night of humor readings!


7-9 p.m. Kafe Kuumba, sponsored by Midtown Writers Association. Open mic at the Harrison Brook Center, 4002 Cornelius Ave. Every Thursday. $5, but $3 for open mic participants. Info: 317-895-4919.
Go to their facebook page for information

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. 


9 S. Johnson Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Saturday, July 11, @ 2:00 pm
Paul Goldman
will be signing his latest book, Upon Your Canvas.  You are invited to come away for a while to a quiet place of contemplation. Paul Goldman shares his ecstatic poetry and life transformation after open-heart surgery. Expect to be inspired.

Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

Monday, July 12
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 Roxanna Santoro — June 30, 2015

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