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Indiana Authors To Speak Around The State As Part Of Novel Conversations Speakers Program

Last updated on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

(UNDATED) - More than 25 cities and towns will host 12 Indiana authors over the next few months as part of a statewide speakers program. Locally Paoli Public Library will host Author Philip Gulley and Jackson County Public Library, in Seymour, will host Author Lori Rader-Day.

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.

"We're so thankful for this partnership and the opportunity to expand access to Indiana's most talented authors across our state," said Keira Amstutz, president, and CEO of Indiana Humanities. "The generous support from the Glick Fund allows more Hoosier readers to engage with impactful literature and thoughtful conversations."

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

Indiana Humanities' Novel Conversations program is a free statewide lending library offering sets of books, primarily fiction and biographies, to reading and discussion groups at libraries, senior centers, schools and other places throughout the state. Indiana Humanities makes available 600 titles by more than 500 authors, approximately 45 of whom are Hoosiers. All of the authors taking part in this year's speakers program are represented in the Novel Conversations library.

Any Indiana resident with a book club can participate in Novel Conversations for free. Books are shipped via the Indiana State Library's INfo Express service to libraries around the state, or picked up and returned at Indiana Humanities' headquarters in Indianapolis. Residents of areas outside library districts may be eligible for free direct shipping. All books must be reserved in advance online by visiting www.indianahumanities.org/novelconversations.

About The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award 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.

About Indiana Humanities

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn more at www.indianahumanities.org.

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