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Reading with David Hoppe

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join Indiana Humanities in welcoming Indiana author David Hoppe to read from his newest satiric novel Mondo POTUS: An American Love Story.

April 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Indiana Humanities
1500 N Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Event Details

Join Indiana Humanities in welcoming Indiana author David Hoppe to read from his newest satiric novel Mondo POTUS: An American Love Story. After the reading, David will be in conversation with author Susan Neville before taking audience questions. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale and signing.


A three-term President with five robotic ex-wives. The Constitution rebranded. A fresh water rebellion in the Midwest. A daughter named Luscious.

Librarian Duke Mutz has hijacked the Presidential Library — an aircraft carrier making circles in the South Atlantic…Welcome to Mondo POTUS!


David Hoppe’s writing explores the intersections of politics and culture. He has been a writer, editor and columnist for NUVO since 1998, serving, at different times, as Associate Editor and Arts Editor. He has received nine First Place awards from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists in a variety of categories. His book, Personal Indianapolis (Hawthorne Publishing), is a collection of NUVO columns written since 2001.

Hoppe is also author of the book, Food For Thought: An Indiana Harvest (Indiana Humanities) on the burgeoning food scene in the Hoosier state, and is co-author, with Van Kirby, of On the Table By the Window (Dog Ear Publishing), Kirby’s memoir about his struggle to be the first gay man in Indiana to win custody of his children. He has edited two collections of essays, Where We Live: Essays About Indiana (Indiana University Press) and Hard Pieces: Dan Carpenter’s Indiana (Indiana University Press).


Susan Neville is the author of six works of creative nonfiction: Fabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning; Twilight in Arcadia; Iconography: A Writer’s Meditation; Butler’s Big Dance; Sailing the Inland Sea, and Light. Her essay on women in the Klan in Indiana, “Into the Fire,” is available as an ebook from Ploughshares. Her collections of short fiction and hybrid fiction include The Town of Whispering Dolls, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative Fiction and the 2022 Indiana Authors Award in fiction, In the House of Blue Lights, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize; Invention of Flight, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction; and Indiana Winter. She lives in Indianapolis.


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