During the statewide read, programs will take place across Indiana through Community Read grants and special Indiana Humanities programs.
About Community Reads
A Community Read is a series of three or more programs that explore the themes and ideas of the One State / One Story selection. Indiana Humanities awards grants to organizations to host a Community Read in their neck of the woods.
At least one of the programs offered is a book discussion because there’s nothing better than talking about great books with curious people. Other events might be speaker programs, community conversations, exhibits, hands-on activities and more. Whatever the program, we aim to inspire participants to gather to read, think and talk about big ideas.
Mark your calendars! We’ll announce the selected title and open Community Read applications on August 3, 2021.
Past Community Reads
One State / One Story: The Year We Left Home
During INseparable, we read and discussed Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home, which offers a sweeping, multigenerational look at life in the Midwest over the past several decades. Read more about why we chose The Year We Left Home.
One State / One Story: Frankenstein
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel and in conjunction with Quantum Leap, we created our first One State / One Story. Read the recap of the first statewide read.
These resources are for Community Read and Campus Read hosts.
Explore our other programs
Novel Conversations is a free statewide lending library. Indiana Humanities lends more than 900 titles of various genres to reading and discussion groups across Indiana, free of charge.
Indiana Authors Awardsprogram
The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards honor the best books written by Hoosiers, shine a spotlight on the state’s literary community and deepen connections between writers and readers.