The Poets Laureate of Lawrence
Tuesday, January 28 from 7-9 pm
The Theater at the Fort on Indy's east side
Poetry reading happens in the Sterrett Center next door
8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence, 46226
(Take 56th Street to Post Road. Go North on Post and West on Otis.)

Please join us at The Poets Laureate of Lawrence – we host a monthly featured author followed by an open reading that happens on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  This month
we will kick off the new year with an all open reading – write something new and share it with us!

University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program

Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize Reading Featuring Leia Penina Wilson
Wednesday, January 29, 7:30-9:00PM

232 Decio Hall, Campus

Leia Penina Wilson is an afakasi Samoan poet hailing from the Midwest. Most recently, she has work in Burning House Press, Heavy Feather Review, Denver Quarterly, Dream Pop Press, and Split Lip Magazine. She is the author of i built a boat with all the trees in your closet (and will let you drown), from Red Hen Press.

Second Flight Books
2200 Elmwood Ave. Suite D-7, Lafayette, Indiana 47904

Midwinter Poetry
Thursday, January 30 at 6–7 PM

Join us for a reading to celebrate Daniel Morris' new book of poems, Blue Poles. Poet J. Peter Moore will also be reading.

Daniel Morris's poetry has appeared in Agni, Colorado Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, Western Humanities Review, Southern Humanities Review, River City, and other journals. Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, Morris has published scholarly books on William Carlos Williams and on how contemporary American authors have responded to modern painting. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Joy, and young sons, Isaac and Aaron. He is the author of four poetry collections published by Marsh Hawk Press: BLUE POLES (2019), HIT PLAY (2015), IF NOT FOR THE COURAGE (2010), and BRYCE PASSAGE (2004).

J. Peter Moore is a literary critic, poet and editor, working at the intersection of multiple disciplines, including linguistics, architecture, visual arts and black studies. He received his PhD in English at Duke University, his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and his BA in English at Rhodes College. He is the author of Southern Colortype (Three Count Pour, 2013) and the editor of Lute & Drum: An Online Arts Quarterly. He teaches in the Honors College at Purdue University. When he is not writing or talking about writing, he can be found behind the three-point line, working on his shot.


IUPUI Reiberg Reading Series: Hieu Minh Nguyen
Thursday February 6, 2020
Herron School of Art and Design
735 W New York St, Indianapolis, Indiana

Hieu Minh Nguyen is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014) and Not Here (Coffee House Press, 2018). In 2019 Hieu was awarded the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. He is also 2018 Ruth Lily and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, 2018 McKnight Writing Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine.

This event is made possible by the Reiberg Family, IUPUI's Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the LGBTQ+ Center at IUPUI. This event is free and open to the public.


Storytelling Art of Indiana Presents Regi Carpenter

WHAT: “Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner: Stories of a Seared Childhood”
              Told by Regi Carpenter
              Sponsored by Jim Obermaier and Sally Perkins
              In partnership with Indiana Writers Center
              Interpreted for the deaf and hearing impaired
WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Frank and Katrina Basile Theater at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center,
450 W Ohio St., Indianapolis

COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for students with a valid ID. Members of the Indiana Writers Center are eligible for tickets at the $15 price- use the promo code "Writers". Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 317-232-1882.


VOCAB: The New New
February 12, 2020
The White Rabbit Cabaret
1116 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Indianapolis has some of the most talented artists in the game. This month's show features two that you might not know the name but you will never forget.

Poetry feature: Ayla Walter
Music Feature: Pearl Scott
As always we have our coveted open-mic.
Sign up is at the event and limited to 6 spots.

This is a 21+ event.
Show starts at show starts at 8pm
Cover is $10 cash at the door


Notre Dame Creative Writing Reading Series: Zeyn Joukhadar
Thu Feb 13, 2020
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Decio Faculty Hall room 232: Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Religion, Spirituality and the Arts: The Story of Jonah

Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:30PM - 8:30PM
JCC Indianapolis
6701 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

FREE, but pre-registration is appreciated. Artist reception 5:30 pm, performances 6:45 pm. Exhibit runs Feb 14-Mar 29

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts (RSA) is a program of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute directed by Rabbi Sandy Sasso that brings together artists, religious leaders and more for discussions of religious texts that inspire new works of visual and performance art. This year, the group will be exploring the contemporary and psychological implications of the story of Jonah, who is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of the city of Nineveh but runs away from his responsibility, and in doing so winds up in the belly of a whale.



Written by Rachel Sahaidachny — January 28, 2020

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