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

Vivian S. Delbrook writers Series @ Butler University

T.C. Boyle
Tuesday, November 14,  7:30 PM

Schrott Center for the Arts

T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of 26 books of fiction, including After the Plague (2001), Drop City (2003), The Inner Circle (2004), Tooth and Claw (2005), The Human Fly (2005), Talk Talk (2006), The Women (2009), Wild Child (2010), When the Killing's Done (2011), San Miguel (2012), T.C. Boyle Stories II (2013), The Harder They Come (2015) and The Terranauts (2016).

He received a Ph.D. degree in Nineteenth-Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is Distinguished Professor of English.

His work has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and his stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines.

Ball State University/Visiting Writers Series

Ira Sukrungruang
Wednesday, November 15th at 8:00 PM

Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225
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Writer Ira Sukrungruang reads from his work.  Sukrungruang is the author of the memoirs Southside Buddhist and The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection The Melting Season, and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award. He teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida.

Rufus and Louise ‎Reiberg Reading Series: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute

Basile Auditorium
Eskenazi Hall, IUPUI
735 West New York St, Indianapolis, IN 46202 

Presenting poet and essayist Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, who will read from his collected works.
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, “everyone’s favorite poet right now,” is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry, and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book prize. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry). His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, is being released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing.
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Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Natalie Chavis Fisher reading Adopting Tiger
Saturday, November 18, 4pm – 7pm

“Adopting Tiger” is a short novel with a big impact that can be read in a day.    The psychological thriller takes readers through twists and turns as the two main characters, Thomas Newman and Clarissa Moore, fight to adopt the same foster child, Tiger.  It’s the kind of book you want everybody to read just so you can talk about it.

The Poets Laureate of Lawrence
Tuesday, November 28  from 7-9 pm
The Theater at the Fort on Indy's east side
8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence, 46226
(Take 56th Street to Post Road. Go North on Post and West on Otis.)
Alessandra LynchsmDaylily
Join us for our monthly featured poet/open mike series that happens every 4th Tuesday of the month. Our featured poet, Alessandra Lynch will read from her new book, Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment, which was published this June by Alice James Books. Alessandra Lynch is also the author of Sail the Wind Left Behind and It was a terrible cloud at twilight. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, The Colorado Review, The Cortland Review, The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals.

Alessandra was born on the East River and now lives with her husband and sons by a stony creek, two hackberry trees, and a magnolia trio. She teaches in Butler University’s undergraduate and MFA programs.

Geeky Press
The Geeky Press Book(s) Release Party: Dear America + HoosierLit (Fall 2017)
Thursday, November 30, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Metonymy Media
1052 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

The Geeky Press is excited to announce a dual-release party!
We're releasing Dear America: Reflections on Race, our second anthology book produced by writers from across America (and one from outside the country).

And we're releasing HoosierLit (Fall 2017), our second literary magazine written by writers with an Indiana connection.

Our friends from Vouched Books Indy will be there. We'll have all of our books on sale. We'll have a few adult beverages. And we may have a reading or two as well!
Bring your friends. Come celebrate with us.

The Writers Guild at Bloomington

First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic

Presented by the Writers Guild
Sunday, December 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Boxcar Books
408 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408

Guest Readers to be announced.
Open Mic as usual!
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!

University of Notre Dame Creative Writing

Presenting Kellie Wells
Wednesday, December 6, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Hammes Campus Bookstore
Kellie Wells the 2017 Richard Sullivan Prize Winner for her short story collection God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna reads at Notre Dame.

She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism and a BA in English. She received MFAs from the University of Montana and the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD from Western Michigan University. Previously the director of the graduate writing program at Washington University in St. Louis, Wells now teaches at the University of Alabama, where she is also a member of the advisory board for The Tusculum Review. She also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.


Written by Roxanna Santoro — October 31, 2017

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