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Barb Shoup, Michael Martone and Nick Reading
October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Indiana Writers Center, join us for readings from authors Barb Shoup, Michael Martone and Nick Reading.
Barbara Shoup is the author eight novels, including Night Watch, Wish You Were Here, Stranded in Harmony, Faithful Women, Vermeer’s Daughter, Everything You Want, An American Tune, and Looking for Jack Kerouac and the co-author of Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process and Story Matters. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The Writer and The New York Times Travel Section. Her young adult novels, Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Vermeer’s Daughter was a School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Young Adults. She is the recipient of numerous grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, two creative renewal grants from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, and the 2012 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Regional Indiana Author Award. She is the former Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center and is currently the Writer-in-Residence.
Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne and is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction. His latest are BROODING, essays, and THE MOON OVER WAPAKONETA: FICTIONS AND SCIENCE FICTIONS FROM INDIANA AND BEYOND. In october 2020, BOA Editions will publish RHW COMPLETE WRITINGS OF ART SMITH, THE BIRD BOY OF FORT WAYNE. He also has edited six anthologies of prose. This reading is part of the 44th Annual Double-Wide World Tour of Indiana. He lives in Tuscaloosa and teaches at the university there.
Martone will have books available for sale.
Nick Reading is the author of Love & Sundries (Split Lip Press) and The Party in Question, winner of the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. His work has appeared in many journals including Barrow Street, Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly and jubilat. He serves as poetry editor for Sport Literate and lives in Indianapolis where he teaches at Butler University. He also offers workshops through the Indiana Writers Center and the Indiana Humanities Writing Program. For more visit nickreading.com