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October 23, 2019
INVerse Poetry Archive Dedication with Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka
Join Indiana State Poet Laureate, Adrian Matejka, for the dedication of INverse.
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Join Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Arts Commission for the INverse Poetry Archive dedication! INverse celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. It is a collaboration of Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Arts Commission.

The reception will feature interactive poetry activities, performances and readings by current and former Poets Laureate, and lots of time for mingling with other arts and poetry lovers over complimentary drinks and snacks.

5pm: Doors open

5:30pm-6pm: Program

  • Opening Reading | Kaveh Akbar
  • Welcome | Keira Amstutz, Indiana Humanities
  • Reading | Joyce Brinkman, Former Indiana Poet Laureate
  • Reading | Norbert Krapf, Former Indiana Poet Laureate
  • Reading | Shari Wagner, Former Indiana Poet Laureate
  • Reading and Remarks | Adrian Matejka, Indiana Poet Laureate
  • Remarks | Jacob Speer, Indiana State Librarian
  • Reading | Devon Ginn
  • Reading | Salma Mohammed, 2019 National Student Poet
  • Concluding Remarks | Lewis Ricci, Indiana Arts Commission

6:30pm: Event concludes

This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is kindly requested. Metered street parking is available; pay parking lots and garages are also available nearby, including the Indiana Historical Society.

Contact: Leah Nahmias, director of programs, Indiana Humanities (lnahmias@indianahumanities.org / 317-616-9804)

About INverse

INverse celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. It is a collaboration of Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Arts Commission.

About Indiana Humanities

Indiana Humanities connects opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org.

About the Indiana Arts Commission

The Indiana Arts Commission works to positively impact the cultural, economic and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our state’s citizens and communities. www.in.gov/arts

About the Academy of American Poets

Founded in 1934 in New York City, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-baed nonprofit organizatoin advocating for American poets and poetry. Its mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy supports the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship, of which Adrian Matejka is a recipient.

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Date
October 23, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost
Free