Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Perfect Gift

Only a few days to Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year, so that must mean that the Christmas shopping season is upon us. Why not forget about those crowded malls and stop by the Indiana Historical Society's eighth annual Holiday Author Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at the IHS, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis.

The fair gives you an opportunity to meet a host of Indiana authors, including me, who wil be only too glad to sign copies of their books as gifts to your friends and loved ones, or even family members. Among the authors participating this year are my fellow Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Author Award nominee Colleen Coble; Indiana poet laureate Norbert Krapf; former Indianapolis television anchorman Howard Caldwell; Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas French, with whom I worked with on the Indiana Daily Student; and historical novelist James Alexander Thom.

In addition to book signings, the fair includes presentations on a variety of books and writing styles. At 2:30 p.m. I'll be giving a short workshop titled "Writing Lives: A Primer on Biography."

The event is free with your paid admission to the Indiana Experience. IHS members can attend free of charge. Free parking and gift wrapping will be available.

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