It's a new year and that means more great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:



Indy Reads Books

When: March 2, 2013    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: 911 Massachusetts Ave Indianapolis IN, 46202 

Author Wendy Lee Spacek reads and signs copies of her work.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013    7pm
Where: 911 Massachusetts Ave Indianapolis IN, 46202 

Free Screening of Dan Wakefield's "Going All The Way" staring Ben Affleck
Q&A with Dan and Will Higgins


Eden's Rubble House Concert Series

Presents A House Concert Poetry in the Key of Blues

When:  Saturday March 2, 2013   7 PM
Where: The concert will be in the home of Michelle and Andrew Sawin at 4153 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. 
Featuring Former Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf
& Indiana Blues Legend, Gordon Bonham
Join this duo as they pool talents to troll the depths of the common origins of song and poem with a blues base. Reservations are required.  Suggested donation is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the artists.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP soon at  or call 317-927-7478. There are only 40 seats.  There is a social hour at 6:00 and the performance begins at 7:00.  Please arrive BEFORE 7:00 so the music will not be interrupted. Feel free to bring a dish or snack to share!  Bottled water will be available and you are welcome to bring wine, beer, etc.  


Poetry on Brick Street


When:  Thursday March 7, 2013   6:30 pm

Where: Eagle Creek Coffee Company (, 10 South Main Street; Zionsville, IN
Coffee, food and drinks from Eagle Creek’s menu will be available for sale.

Liza Hyatt featured poet
Find out more about Lisa here

An Open “mic” for other poets will follow the guest poet's reading.

Poetry on Brick Street is a project of Brick Street Poetry, Inc., which is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit based in Zionsville, Indiana. Brick Street Poetry also publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal, and hosts other poetry-related events. For information, call board member Susan Miller at 219-9337 or email at


Diva Fest 2013

When:  March 8-17
Where: IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair Street

DivaFest is a juried playwrighting festival sponsored by the IndyFringe. Nationally, only 19% of published plays have been written by women. We are seeking to change that.

Over the past three years DivaFest has fostered the growth of new works, new audiences, new performing companies, and new fringe festival shows.
The importance of DivaFest:
  • Develop and present voices not often heard as well as showcase the work of established voices.
  • Help new playwrights learn the processes of play production: write the play, pass jury for acceptance, work with production team, market and evaluate.
  • Engage new and established audiences in the art and craft of production.  
  • Bring new excitement to theatre and grow DivaFest as a center for Indiana women playwrights.  
  • Attract regional and national media coverage.


Author Visit – Frank Bill

When: March 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Red Room, Bartholomew Public Library, Columbus, IN

Frank Bill is the author of the story collection Crimes in Southern Indiana, one of GQ’s favorite books of 2011 and a Daily Beast debut of 2011. He lives and writes in southern Indiana. Frank will read from Donnybrook, his first novel, and take questions.  The book is about, a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out in the sticks of southern Indiana, “ called Donnybrook. “As we travel through the backwoods to get to the Donnybrook, we meet a cast of nasty, ruined characters driven to all sorts of evil, all in the name of getting their fix...”     812-379-1266 


Notre Dame Creative Writing Program
When: March 20  7:30 p.m.
Where: Hammes Bookstore

Rebecca Hazelton 

Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writing Series
When:  Wednesday, March 20  7:30 p.m
Where: Reilly Room, Atherton Union

Jennifer Egan


Purdue University Visiting Writers Series
When: Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Matthews Hall, Room 210

Davy Rothbart, Nonfiction Reading & Spoken Word event
Featuring singer-songwriter Peter Rothbart and FOUND Magazine

The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013  7:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Musuem Theater, 650 West Washington Street

Graphic Novelist: Alison Bechdel


Kellogg Writing Series
hen: Tuesday, March 19, 2013  7:30 pm
Where: UIndy Hall C

Fiction Writer, Stuart Dybek



Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group
Next meeting: March 11th 6 pm
We hope to see you there!

Written by Roxanna Santoro — February 06, 2013

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