Poetry in Our Times: What a Year it Has Been  
Poetry in Our Times: What a Year it Has Been  

A year ago, in honor of National Poetry Month, I asked a number of Indiana writers to respond to the question of how and why poetry matters in their lives. What a year it has been! I decided this April to pose a more specific question to several past Indiana …

April 7, 2021
Hoosier Hysteria Reading List
Hoosier Hysteria Reading List

It’s no secret that Indiana loves basketball! Looking to brush up on your Hoosier basketball history ahead of the NCAA tournament that will be hosted this month in Indianapolis? Tap into the Hoosier hysteria by checking out the following titles written by Indiana authors:   Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose   Although it’s technically a book geared …

March 8, 2021
Indianapolis book club celebrates 40th anniversary

Several months ago, a book club reached out to our staff who manages the Novel Conversations lending library for book clubs. The club inquired about donating some books to the collection in honor of the 40th anniversary of their group’s founding. We were interested, of course, so we asked them …

December 23, 2020
Novel Conversations 2020 Recap

  These titles were the next 10 most requested book kits after our top title. Check out what our clubs are reading! Top row: Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Fredrik Backman, Ann Patchett, Sandra Dallas Bottom row: James Patterson, Kristin Hannah, David McCullough, David Baldacci, Amor Towles   Check out your …

December 23, 2020
New Advancing Racial Equity Book Collection in Novel Conversations Library
New Advancing Racial Equity Book Collection in Novel Conversations Library

Earlier this year, Indiana Humanities awarded 150 grants to Indiana libraries to fund collection development in the area of advancing racial equity, thanks to funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. This funding also allowed us to purchase several new book kits in this collecting area for Novel Conversations, outlined below. Recipients …

November 25, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 28, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 22, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 15, 2020