Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. on June 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Join Indiana Humanities and the IU Writers Conference at the Monroe County Public Library on Wednesday, June 1, for a reading and panel discussion featuring recent honorees of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. Poets Lindsey Alexander, Eugene Gloria and Kevin McKelvey as well as fiction writer Maurice Broaddus will deliver short readings and engage in a conversation about writing in Indiana. Following their conversation, the authors will be available for Q&A with the audience. 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.
Featuring recent recipients of the Indiana Author Awards.
Lindsey D. Alexander is a writer who lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her book Rodeo in Reverse is the winner of the 2017 New Southern Voices Poetry Prize selected by Sean Hill. To read more of her writing, visit LDAlexander.com or subscribe to her newsletter.
An accidental teacher (at the Oaks Academy Middle School), an accidental librarian (as the School Library Manager which is part of the IndyPL Shared System), and a purposeful community organizer (as a resident Afrofuturist at the Kheprw Institute), his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Asimov’s, Uncanny Magazine, with some of his stories having been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. His novels include the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court, the steampunk novel, Pimp My Airship, and the middle grade detective novel series, The Usual Suspects. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas include Buffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, and Orgy of Souls. As an editor, he’s worked on the Dark Faith anthology series, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror, Fireside Magazine, and Apex Magazine. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.
Eugene Gloria is the author of four books of poems— Sightseer in This Killing City (Penguin-Random House, 2019), My Favorite Warlord (Penguin, 2012; winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award), Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006), and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (Penguin, 2000; a National Poetry Series selection and recipient of the Asian American Literary Award). He is the John Rabb Emison Professor of Creative and Performing Arts and English Professor at DePauw University. Read more about him at eugenegloria.com.
Kevin McKelvey is a place-based poet, writer, designer, and social practice artist. He teaches at University of Indianapolis and directs the M.A. in Social Practice Art and oversees the undergraduate major in Environmental Sustainability. At University of Indianapolis, he founded Etchings Press, a student-run publisher, helped start a community garden and microfarm, and has contributed to numerous interdisciplinary efforts for students and the community. He is the author of the collections Dream Wilderness Poems and Indiana Nocturnes. You can read more about his work at kevinmckelvey.org.
Presented with Indiana Humanities, IU Writers Conference, and Monroe County Public Library.