Indiana Humanities has selected 10 public libraries and schools to host a speaker from among the winners and finalists in the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award program of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation.
Libraries, schools and other organizations were invited to apply for the program, which provides an honorarium for authors who have agreed to participate in the program, thanks to a grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. The authors include historical writer Ray Boomhower, young adult author Margaret McMullan and Butler University professor Andrew Levy, among others.
The list of locations selected and the authors they chose, is as follows:
• Bartholomew County Public Library: Andrew Levy
• Berne Public Library: Colleen Coble
• IPS Center for Inquiry: Susan Neville
• Johnson County Public Library: Ray E. Boomhower
• Middlebury Community Public Library: Margaret McMullan
• Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library: Colleen Coble
• Mitchell Community Public Library: Ray E. Boomhower
• Morrisson-Reeves Public Library: James Alexander Thom
• Scott County Public Library: Greg Schwipps
• Tipton County Public Library: Greg Schwipps
“We are excited to offer libraries and schools an opportunity to unite some of Indiana’s best authors with their audiences for thought-provoking discussions and readings,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “Thanks to The Glick Fund’s support, more Hoosiers will have the opportunity to celebrate Indiana’s rich literary talent.”
The grant from The Glick Fund supports Novel Conversations, a free statewide lending library of Indiana Humanities that is open to any Indiana book club. Through the Novel Conversations program, Indiana Humanities lends 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 more than 350 titles by 314 authors, approximately 25 of whom are Hoosiers. All of the authors selected are represented in the Novel Conversations library.
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.