Frankenstein Friday: Frankenslam Frankenfilms
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Frankenstein Friday: Frankenslam Frankenfilms

  This Frankenstein Friday we’re featuring the work of slam poet Adam Henze through a series of FrankenSlam Frankenfilms. Adam won our 2016 contest to become the Official Track Poet of the 100th Running of The Indianapolis 500 and is active in our Frankenstein Speakers Bureau for One State / …

November 9, 2018
Frankenstein Friday: “You Must Create a Female For Me:”  Negotiating Rights and Responsibilities in <i>Frankenstein</i>
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Frankenstein Friday: “You Must Create a Female For Me:” Negotiating Rights and Responsibilities in Frankenstein

            One of the more contentious issues in Frankenstein is the creature’s demand that Victor provide him a mate: “You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.  This you alone can do; and I demand it …

November 2, 2018
Indiana Humanities elects new slate of officers, new members
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Indiana Humanities elects new slate of officers, new members

The Indiana Humanities board of directors has elected its slate of officers for 2018-19 and elected three new board members. The new members include Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy; Chad Priest, CEO of American Red Cross, Indiana Region; and Tiffany Tolbert, senior field …

October 30, 2018
Frankenstein Friday: Selling Electric Art to the Curious
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Frankenstein Friday: Selling Electric Art to the Curious

I love the idea of the medicine show or the snake-oil salesman, journeying around the countryside selling his ointments and tonics to skeptical but curious crowds.  Using tantalizing tales of miracles and far off places, the medicine man would demonstrate the powers of his elixirs through stunts and experiments fueled …

October 26, 2018
5 Things We Learned: Rebecca Skloot & Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family
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5 Things We Learned: Rebecca Skloot & Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family

It was an honor to partner with the Indianapolis Public Library to host The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks author Rebecca Skloot and members of the Lacks family, Shirley Lacks and Veronica Robinson, last night at Northview Middle School.  Thank you to the nearly 700 inquisitive participants who joined us …

October 25, 2018
Frankenstein Friday:  Q&A with John Berners
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Frankenstein Friday: Q&A with John Berners

As part of One State / One Story: Frankenstein, faculty at the University of Indianapolis developed insightful programs and courses designed to dive deep into Frankenstein in honor of its 200th anniversary. John Berners, Professor of Music, composed an original score for the first-ever film adaptation of Frankenstein produced by …

October 19, 2018
Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival Canceled
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Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival Canceled

We regret to inform you that this weekend’s Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival has been canceled. While we do not have plans to reschedule at this time, there are a number of ways for you to connect with and hear from authors around the state, such as Adam Henze, who will …

October 16, 2018
Six Things We Learned at INconversation with Victor LaValle
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Six Things We Learned at INconversation with Victor LaValle

On Oct. 11 we hosted an INconversation featuring author Victor LaValle and ably moderated by Dr. Leah Milne, professor of multicultural literature at University of Indianapolis. We are grateful to the Center for Black Literature and Culture at the Indianapolis Public Library for hosting the gathering, to Scarlet Lane Brewing …

October 12, 2018