Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Author Fair

Looking for that gift for a favorite mother, father, uncle, aunt, cousin, friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, or next-door neighbor? Come on down to the Indiana Historical Society's seventh annual Holiday Author Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, at the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis.

I will join approximately 74 other talented writers of fiction, nonfiction, history, gardening, poetry, and children's books who will be there signing copies of their books. Among the authors set to attend are such award winners as James H. Madison, Susan Neville, Mary Mackey, Philip Gulley, Lou Harry, James Alexander Thom, Norbert Krapf, and Alan Garinger.

I have been lucky enough to be a part of all seven Holiday Author Fairs at the IHS (here I am with fellow political junkie Geoff Paddock at last year's Author Fair). It's always a great experience for the authors and public alike. There will be speakers throughout the day, holiday music, and refreshments and free gift wrapping.

The schedule of speakers, presented in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, are:

12:30 p.m. "My Indiana Adventure" Student Writing Contest Awards Presentation

1 p.m. Lou Harry, author and journalist, "The Lou Harry Write-About-Anything Lecture and Game Show Extravaganza"

1:30 p.m. Jane Fortune, author, "To Florence, Con Amore"

2 p.m. Dick Wolfsie, author and humorist, "Mornings with Barney and Indiana Curiosities"

2:30 p.m. Terry Border, author and artist, "Bent Objects"

3 p.m. Ingrid Cummings, author and journalist, "the Vigorous Mind: How to Cross-train Your Brain and Why it Matters"
Posted by Indiana Historical Society Press at 12:09 PM

Friday, November 6, 2009

An Evening with May Wright Sewall

Join me as I take a trip back to the nineteenth century and talk to one of Indianapolis's most inspiring women, May Wright Sewall, as we discuss her remarkable life and contributions to the city in a Spirit and Place program at 7 p.m. Friday, November 13, at the Indianapolis Propylaeum Club.

The program, free and open to the public, will feature Jan Wahls, former president of the Propylaeum Club, portraying Sewall. After the discussion, there will be refreshments and historic preservationist Ron Zmyslo will lead a guided tour of the Propylaeum.

The program is sponsored by the Propylaeum Club; the American Association of University Women, Indianapolis Branch; and the Indiana Historical Society.

For more information, call (317) 638-7881, or e-mail