Indiana authors will visit more than 25 cities and towns through our statewide speakers bureau of award-winning authors.

NOVEL CONVERSATIONS SPEAKERS PROGRAM

More than 25 cities and towns will host 12 Indiana authors over the next few months as part of a statewide speakers program. Indiana Humanities awarded funds to 29 nonprofit organizations to bring an award-winning Indiana author to their community to speak to a public audience as part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program.

The program, open to public libraries, schools, churches, museums, community centers and other nonprofit organizations, was funded by a grant from the Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Awardees were matched with authors that are current and past recipients of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Speaking events will take place through June 2019.

For more information, contact Bronwen Carlisle at 317.616.9103 or bcarlisle@indianahumanities.org

 

THE PROGRAMS

The authors, along with the selected organizations and cities, include:

  • Blue River Valley Jr. Sr. High School, New Castle (Author: Lori Rader-Day)
  • Book Arts Collaborative, Muncie (Author: Lori Rader-Day)
  • Bremen Public Library, Bremen (Author: Bill Kenley)
  • Crichfield Elementary School, LaPorte (Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso)
  • Earl Park–Richland Township Public Library, Earl Park (Author: John David Anderson)
  • Fairmount Public Library, Fairmount (Author: Ray Boomhower)
  • Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library, Fortville (Author: Philip Gulley)
  • Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis (Author: Adrian Matejka)
  • Greentown Public Library, Greentown (Author: Ray Boomhower)
  • Hammond Public Library, Hammond (Author: Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi)
  • Hancock County Public Library, Greenfield (Author: Philip Gulley)
  • Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, Indianapolis (Author: Adrian Matejka)
  • Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, Zionsville (Author: Lori Rader-Day)
  • Jackson County Public Library, Seymour (Author: Lori Rader-Day)
  • Janus Developmental Services, Inc., Noblesville (Author: Sarah Gerkensmeyer)
  • Johnson Christian Village, Bedford (Author: Michael Sheldon)
  • LaGrange County Public Library, LaGrange (Author: Bill Kenley)
  • Meredith Nicholson Elementary School 96, Indianapolis (Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso)
  • Michigan City Area Schools, Michigan City (Author: Bill Kenley)
  • Monticello-Union Township Public Library, Monticello (Author: Ray Boomhower)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis (Author: Sarah Gerkensmeyer)
  • Paoli Public Library, Paoli (Author: Philip Gulley)
  • Pike County Public Library, Petersburg (Author: Sarah Gerkensmeyer)
  • Syracuse Public Library, Syracuse (Author: Ray Boomhower)
  • Union City Public Library, Union City (Author: Bryan Furuness)
  • Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute (Authors: John David Anderson, Adrian Matejka)
  • Washington Community Schools, Washington (Author: John David Anderson)
  • Westfield Washington Public Library, Westfield (Author: Edward Kelsey Moore)

To learn more about the participating authors, please view the author biographies at the link below.

AUTHOR BIOS
About The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Funded by the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, its goal is to elevate the written arts in Indiana, inspiring Hoosiers’ love of reading and drawing greater attention to “home-grown” literary achievement.

LEARN MORE
PROGRAM RESOURCES

If you’ve been chosen to participate in the 2018-2019 Novel Conversations Speakers Program, congratulations! The following tools are designed to help you develop and implement a successful program:

  • A toolkit complete with communication tips, event checklists and more
  • A press-release template to help you publicize your event
  • Social media graphics/logos

We’re eager to support you in your efforts. If you need additional assistance, please contact Bronwen Carlisle at 317.616.9103 or email bcarlisle@indianahumanities.org

Questions?

Contact Bronwen Carlisle at 317.616.9103 or email bcarlisle@indianahumanities.org.