Join Indiana Humanities and local humanities scholars in the southwest quadrant of Monument Circle. Bring a lunch and listen to brief presentations from local experts on Indiana history and culture. Every Thursday from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19, stop by to reflect on fascinating Indiana topics, learn something new, and leave with a spark of appreciation for all that makes Indy unique. Presentations will be about 20 minutes long with plenty of time for discussion and Q&A after.
Making, Keeping, and Poeting a Place with Kevin McKelvey
Talk Description: This program will give a brief overview of creative placemaking and placekeeping and discuss the importance of place in the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley, Mari Evans, and Etheridge Knight.
Bio: Kevin McKelvey is a place-based poet, writer, designer, and social practice artist who also teaches at University of Indianapolis. His poems have appeared widely in journals, books, and as pieces of public art. McKelvey currently serves on the board of Central Indiana Land Trust and regularly consults on grants, placemaking, professional writing, and creative writing.
About: Circle Side Chats is in partnership with Big Car Collaborative and SPARK. SPARK is a partnership with Downtown Indy, the City of Indianapolis, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission and funded by the Capital Improvements Board.