Wednesday, November 5, 2008

IHS Author Fair December 6

Already in a panic about your Christmas shopping now that the election has wound down? Never fear, the Indiana Historical Society's sixth annual Holiday Author Fair will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

The event, free and open to the public, offers a chance for you to get that special someone signed copies of books from a variety of Indiana writers in such fields as fiction, non-fiction, biography, history, poetry, gardening, and children's books. Refreshments will also be served and there will activities available for children.

I will be one of the approximately 90 authors on hand to personally inscribe copies of my books, including Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary. Other authors scheduled to appear include Indiana's Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf; noted historical novelist James Alexander Thom; novelist and short story writer Michael Martone; Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer; and novelist Mary Mackey.

Some of the authors will give talks during the day. The schedule of talks are as follows:

* 12:30 p.m. Harold Holzer, "Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861."

* 1 p.m. Bill Harley, "Toads, Pirates, and Other Creatures!"

* 1:30 p.m. Norbert Krapf, Selections from Bloodroot: Indiana Poems and The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood.

* 2 p.m. Todd Tucker, "Notre Dame vs. the Klan vs. IUPUI: Anatomy of a Free Speech Controversy."

* 2:30 p.m. Tasha Jones, Selections from Hello Beautiful: A Memoir.

* 3 p.m. Susan Sutton, "The Bass Photo Company Collections: A Family Album for the City."

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