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, IN  46202

Allene Lowrey reading Advent of Ruin
Wednesday, August 9, 5pm – 7pm
An age ends in blood and darkness...

For untold generations, the peoples of the Qaehl have prospered—trading and warring as they expanded across the great desert. Mighty city-states rise unassailable above the sands, centers of commerce in a great web of humanity. Messengers and nomads, tradesmen and bandits, cross the burning wastes with each rising of the sun. A change is coming. Strange creatures have been sighted in the deep desert. Rumors whisper of horrors begotten out of legend. But there is yet hope: a courier, a dancer, a warrior – each holding a piece of the truth, each seeking the future. Each adrift in the desert, trying to overcome the advent of ruin.
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Book Signing w Ezeral Terrell
Saturday, August 12, 3pm – 5pm

Join author Ezeral Terell at Indy Reads Books for a signing of her book Diamond Plaza.

Georgia Gianakos Buchanan reading How to Live Beyond 90 without Falling Down
Saturday, August 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Georgia's third book provides common-sense advice, based on her long life (she'll be 91 next month!) - healthy lifestyle, diet, exercise, positive attitude, overcoming adversity, when to just move on, etc. With humor and quotes, and with questions and space to make notes at the end of each chapter, designed for book clubs/groups or simply for the individual reader.

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Players Pub Spoken Word Series
August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Players Pub

424 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401

$5 cover (added to your tab)
There will also be an open mic.

Featuring Melissa Fraterrigo (fiction) and Patricia Coleman (storytelling/poetry)
with dance performance by Ohana Hula featuring Darrelyn Valdez

Second Act: Reading and Conversation with a Local Poet Nancy Chen Long
August 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library
303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
Nancy Chen Long reads from her book Light into Bodies, winner of the 2016 Tampa Review Prize in Poetry, followed by a conversation about being a “late bloomer”: While in her fifties, Nancy pursued an MFA in poetry, published her first book, and was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts creative writing fellowship.


Divedapper Poetry Carnival
Saturday, August 12  2-8 pm
Efroymson Center for Creative Writing
Butler University

Free readings with Adrian Matejka Wendy Xu francine j harris and many more secret guests!  Also featuring free workshops, free food, free swag, free vibes! 
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9 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis 46219

Abe Aamidor @ Ellenberger Park - REMOTE
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
5301 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
We will host author Abe Aamidor who will be signing his book, Chuck Taylor, All Star:  The True Story About The Man Behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe In History.

Charlaine Harris book signing - REMOTE
Bookmamas will be at Books & Brews
Thursday, August 17 @ 6:00pm

9402 Uptown Dr, Suite 1400
Fishers, IN  46256
We will be at Books & Brews with author Charlaine Harris who will be signing her latest book, Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas)..

Self-Published Authors Fair
Saturday, August 19 From Noon to 3:00 pm

This is the lineup for the Self-Published Authors Fair: Lisa L Borm  (Religion of Trees),  Catherine Gardiner  (Boogie’s Big Idea (The Pool Party),  Anna Hague (Captured Hearts),  Evelyn Karozos  (There’s a Spider in Your Hair (and other classroom vignettes),  Linda E. Minton (WWII Heroes:  We Were Just Doing Our Jobs), Mellanie Szereto (Love Served Hot),  and Norah Wilson (Fatal Hearts).

Brick Street South Poetry Series
Featuring Lisa Devon
August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tube Factory artspace
1125 Cruft St., Indianapolis, IN  46203

Brick Street South Poetry Series features a poet and an open mic the third Thursday of every month.  August’s featured poet is Lisa Devon.

Lisa Devon is a suburban Mom who uses poetry to express her frustrations with the world.  With topics ranging from politics to parenting, no one is spared her ire. Luckily for the listener, the madder she gets, the funnier it is. Lisa Devon’s work is heavily influenced by Dr. Seuss, with word play sandwiched between rhythm & rhyme. Her unexpected voice and impassioned performance offers a fun and fresh perspective on the issues we all face.

Free admission and parking. Beer and wine for purchase.

Jubilee in the Rear View Mirror

Presented by IndyFringe at Firefighters Union Hall


A Play Produced by: Garret Mathews Productions

During Freedom Summer (1964), a young African-American civil rights volunteer (Kates) shares a jail cell in rural Mississippi with a racist white man (Buell) who is coming off a drunk.

Firefighters Union Hall
748 Mass Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Ticket Information:
Jubilee” will be performed on Friday, Aug. 18 – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19 – 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 20 – 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 23 – 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 26 – 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 27 – 6 p.m.

Reading by Norbert Krapf
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2:00 pm,
Dubois County Museum, 2407 N. Newton St., Jasper, IN
There will be a short celebration welcoming the arrival in the DCM of 7 cartons of research materials from my Finding the Grain: Pioneer German Journals and Letters from Dubois County, Indiana (1996). These are his notes, drafts, and correspondence from over 20 years of work, delivered by the IUPUI Archives, where they had been held since 1999. Then he will read a few of the 50 passages selected from the poetry of Whitman in the new Walt Whitman, Illuminated by The Message, and Katherine will read the paired biblical passages. Following a q & a, Norbert will sign and inscribe copies of FTG, the Whitman book, and other titles in the Gift Shop. Free.


Written by Roxanna Santoro — July 11, 2017

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