Bronwen Carlisle manages the Novel Conversations program, a free lending library of more than 700 book kits for reading and discussion groups throughout Indiana. She also manages the Novel Conversations Speakers Program, which sends award-winning Indiana authors to nonprofit organizations across the state. She is a panelist for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and serves as an active participant in the Indianapolis Literary Arts group. In addition to her role at Indiana Humanities, she is pursuing a dual MA/MLS in literature and library science from Indiana University Bloomington.
After spending the first few years of her life in Macau, China, Bronwen grew up in Huntington, Ind., where she stayed to complete her BA in English writing and literature at Huntington University. She currently serves as secretary of the HU Alumni Board. She has also served as editor-in-chief of Huntington University’s literary magazine, Ictus, and as an assistant editor for American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Her literary criticism has been published in several academic books and journals. Additionally, Bronwen holds a certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and has taught English in China, Thailand and the states.
Bronwen and her husband, Alex, enjoy life in Indianapolis. When Bronwen is not busy singing soprano in the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, they spend much of their time reading books, playing with their black cat, attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church and watching Jeopardy.