Nonprofits can apply to bring in award-winning Indiana authors to speak to public audiences as part of Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program.

NOVEL CONVERSATIONS SPEAKERS PROGRAM

Nonprofits interested in bringing an Indiana author to their community to speak to a public audience can apply for funds to cover speaking fees as part of Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program.

With support from Glick Philanthropies, we’ll send current and past recipients of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards to speak at 30 sites across the state.

Libraries, schools, museums/historical societies, community centers, art groups, prisons and other nonprofits are eligible to take part. If you’re interested, apply online using the link to the right. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019.

If we select you to take part, Indiana Humanities will assign you a speaker (you can list preferences on your application; participating authors are listed below), and we’ll pay the speaking fee. You’ll be responsible for contacting and scheduling the assigned speaker, paying any travel expenses (including mileage and hotel if needed), providing the venue and handling local publicity.

We’ll notify recipients in late November, and all author visits must be completed by December 31, 2020.

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

THE AUTHORS

The following authors have agreed to participate in the 2019-2020 Novel Conversations Speakers Program:

  • Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, 2018 Regional Author Winner
  • Lori Rader-Day, 2017 Regional Author Winner
  • Bryan Furuness, 2017 Emerging Author Finalist
  • John David Anderson, 2017 Genre Excellence Winner
  • Philip Gulley, 2016 Regional Author Winner
  • Sarah Gerkensmeyer, 2016 Emerging Author Winner
  • Bill Kenley, 2016 Emerging Author Finalist
  • Edward Kelsey Moore, 2016 Emerging Author Finalist
  • Adrian Matejka, 2015 Regional Author Winner
  • Laura Bates, 2015 Emerging Author Finalist
  • Norbert Krapf, 2014 Regional Author Winner
  • Kelsey Timmerman, 2014 Emerging Author Winner
  • Michael Shelden, 2014 National Author Winner
  • Mike Mullin, 2013 Emerging Author Winner
  • Barbara Shoup, 2012 Regional Author Winner
  • Ray Boomhower, 2010 Regional Author Winner
  • Susan Neville, 2009 Regional Author Winner

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

AUTHOR BIOS
About The Eugene and Marilyn Glick 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.

APPLY NOW

Applications for the 2019–2020 Novel Conversations Speakers Program are due by 5 p.m. on November 1, 2019.

PROGRAM RESOURCES

If you’ve been chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 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 (coming soon)

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.