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

Poetry on Brick Street Presents


Poet Sean Patrick Hill
Thursday, May 2, 2013   6:30 pm
Eagle Creek Coffee Company (http://www.eaglecreekcoffee.com/)
10 South Main Street; Zionsville, Indiana 46077
Coffee, food and drinks from Eagle Creek’s menu will be available for sale.

Sean Patrick Hill is the author of The Imagined Field (Paper Kite Press, 2010) and Interstitial(BlazeVOX, 2011). He was awarded the Zoland Poetry Fellowship as a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. He reviews poetry for Rain Taxi and Bookslut, and he lives and teaches in Kentucky. He blogs at theimaginedfield.blogspot.com.


Presented by the Writers Guild


First Sunday Reading & Open Mic
Sunday, May 5  3:00 to 5:00 pm
Boxcar Books  408 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN

With Guest Readers Annette Oppenlander and Tony Brewer
Come early to sign up for the Open Mic




Where: 9 S. Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis 
When:  Saturday, May 4, @ 1:30 pm

S.J. Swan will be signing and discussing her new book, Soul Mate, (Book 1 of The Mating Series). 



Indy Reads Books


Where: 911 Mass Ave Indianapolis, IN 46202
When:  May 9, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Local poet Norman Minnick comes to Indy Reads Books to read his work, speak, and sign copies of his books, including his new collection of poetry, “Folly.”



Listen to Your Mother


Celebrate Mother's Day with Live Readings by Local Writers

10% of the ticket proceed go to Partners in Housing
Tickets:  $16.00 through April 15/$20.00 after April 15th and at the door
Buy tickets online at www.indianahistory.org

FEATURING:  Natalie Cheung Hall, Danielle Havens, Liza Hyatt, Amy Linneman, Amy Magan, Bonnie Maurer, Michelle McNally, Hillary Melchiors, Judy Miller, Amber Page, Rachel Snyder, Heather Sokol, Robyn Welling, Katrina Willis


George Bilgere Poetry Reading

Presented by Arts Place, Inc.

Where: 131 E. Walnut St., Portland, IN, 47371-0804 (Jay County)
When:  Friday, May 17, 2013   7:30 PM    

Arts Place will host George Bilgere's Poetry Reading. George Bilgere is the author of five books of poetry. The White Museum was chosen by Alicia Ostriker for the Autumn House Poetry Series in 2010. His 2006 collection, Haywire, was chosen from over 800 manuscripts to win the May Swenson Poetry Award in 2006.  His other honors include a Witter Bynner Fellowship through the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Ohioana Award, the Midland Authors Prize, and a Fulbright Fellowship.  Visit George Bilgere’s website at www.georgebilgere.com.

Go here for complete details and directions.


Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

Monday,  May 13th    6 pm

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 vmoore@greenwoodlibrary.us

We hope to see you there!


Written by Roxanna Santoro — May 01, 2013

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