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

Many events are virtual. Please confirm with venue for scheduled events.

A Curse of Gold Virtual Launch Party with Annie Sullivan

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8 PM – 10 PM

Come celebrate Annie Sullivan's latest release, A Curse of Gold, with the author herself at this online release party!
A Curse of Gold is the sequel and stunning conclusion to the Touch of Gold duology, and we couldn't be more excited about this new release.
Join Author Annie Sullivan and co-hosts Savannah J. Goins and Michele Israel Harper for a fun night of games, trivia, and prizes, all to celebrate this lovely new book.

Fiction Reading with Patricia Henley - Indiana Writers Spotlight Night

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Online event hosted by University of Indianapolis

Patricia Henley’s first novel, Hummingbird House, was a finalist for The National Book Award and The New Yorker Fiction Prize. Join her for a free, virtual book reading (part of the Kellogg Writers Series at University of Indianapolis).

 KVML Banned Books Week

September 27-October 3

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library hosts our Banned Books Week celebration September 27 through October 32020!  Banned Books Week is the annual national celebration of the freedom to read, sponsored by the  American Library AssociationThe week-long celebration raises awareness about censorship and freedom of expression. One highlight of our annual programming is inviting an artist, educator, or other passionate visitor to become our Activist in Residence and “live” in the museum for the entire week behind a wall of banned books. This act protests the infringement of the right to free expression. This year, we are honored to host Indianapolis resident and poet Manon Voice, who will take up the torch to educate and enthrall our visitors during this special week.

In addition to Manon, other headliners include Slaughterhouse-Five graphic novelist Ryan North, IUPUI Professor of Education Dr. Lasana Kazembe, and many more.

Creative Writing Reading with Joyelle McSweeney & Valerie Sayers

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Hosted by Notre Dame MFA in Creative Writing

This will be a faculty book launch for Professor Joyelle McSweeney's Toxicon and Arachne and Professor Valerie Sayers' The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories. This reading will be taking place via zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 7:00 pm.
Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading. Registration can be completed here:


An Evening with Adrian Matejka

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM

The Carlson-Stauffer Reading Series and INconversations from Indiana Humanities welcome Adrian Matejka for a reading and conversation hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department at Franklin College.


INconversation with Jean Thompson and Barbara Shoup

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM

Online event hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join a discussion with Jean Thompson, author of "The Year We Left Home" and Barb Shoup!

Written by Rachel Sahaidachny — September 16, 2020

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