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



A reading
by Bonnie Maurer

Wednesday, August 7    7pm
BJE Maurer Library

6711 Hoover Road, Indianapolis

Reconfigured will be a poetry reading packed tightly with feeling and song, sensuous as home-grown tomatoes.  But this harvest gives us measure after measure of what it means to be human, to be woman and mother and artist-- and cancer survivor.  Bonnie Maurer creates a world of large welcoming spaces.  This reading is recommended to anyone who wants to live inside poetry's healing power for a spell.

Bonnie will have copies of her books available for sale.  An exhibit of her Arts Council of Indianapolis 2012 Creative Renewal Fellowship poetry on visiting Holocaust sites will also be on display.



Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Katherine Ritter Reading

Saturday, August 10,    5pm – 7pm
A reading and signing with the author of "Conversations With My Father". Her books will be available for purchase.


An Evening with Darlene Burns

Tuesday, August 13      6:00pm – 7:30pm
Darlene Burns, author of the new horror novel 'Midnight Comes With the Dawn', will visit Indy Reads Books. Learn more about the book here:


The Writers Guild at Bloomington


The Spoken Word Stage at the Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
and supported in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission
and the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts


Saturday, August 31, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 1, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: at the Corner of 4th Street and Dunn.

The Writers Guild at Bloomington once again presents the Spoken Word Stage at this year’s Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts. The Spoken Word Stage features poets, fiction writers, storytellers, the Firehouse Follies (LIVE radio theatre), comedy, street theatre, and Poetry On Demand.

Always popular, Poetry On Demand gives you the opportunity to order up a poem on a theme, subject, or idea of your choice and, for a suggested donation, a poet will concoct a personalized masterpiece of wordsmithery inspired by you!   Visit us at the Writers Guild’s table by the Stage and chat with a guild member. We’d love to meet and speak with you!

This event is free and open to the public.

Carnegie Center Rensselaer


September 10,   7:00pm
Norbert Krapf will be reading from American Dreams at the Carnegie Center, 301 N. Van
Rensselaer St., Rensselaer, IN, Free.




Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group
Monday, August 12th  6pm


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!




The Indiana Historical Society will be hosting its annual Author Series this summer

The talks, free and open to the public, begin at noon in the multipurpose room at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Here is the schedule:

August 20--Richard Feldman, "Home before the Raven Caws: The Mystery of a Totem Pole"


September 17--Kenneth L. Turchi, "L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America"


Written by Roxanna Santoro — July 02, 2013

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