Today Indiana’s vibrant literary scene produces new authors and new works in every genre, from inspirational slam poetry to world-shaping sci-fi, from insightful young adult fiction to thought-provoking essays.
To reflect this lively scene and bring it more statewide and national attention, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards are expanding as well.
To kick off the next phase of the awards, please join us for “Write Now: A Celebration of Indiana Literature” at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Monday, Oct. 21. There, you’ll learn more about what Indiana Humanities is doing to grow the reach of the Indiana Authors Awards and support the community of Indiana readers and writers.
You’ll also have the opportunity to mingle with other Hoosier literary champions at a free, fun party energized by the music of DJ Action Jackson. A popup bookstore from Indy Reads Books will sell books by Indiana authors. Hoosier poets will write poetry on demand for attendees who submit a topic. Light refreshments, a signature cocktail and Sun King beer will be served.
We at Indiana Humanities are grateful to Glick Philanthropies for inviting us to be the new home of the Indiana Authors Awards and to build on the successful program guided by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation for the past 10 years.
When: Monday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Indianapolis Artsgarden
Thanks to our in-kind supporters the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Sun King Brewing Company!
About the Indiana Authors Awards
The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards honor the best books written by Indiana authors. Awarded every two years, they celebrate Indiana writers, shine a light on the Hoosier state’s literary community and deepen connections between Indiana writers and readers. They were established in 2009 as a vision of Eugene and Marilyn Glick and are a new component of Indiana Humanities’ rich and diverse literary programming.
About Glick Philanthropies
Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those local communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, Glick Family Housing Foundation, Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI). Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $150 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. Learn more at www.glickphilanthropies.org