For Adults

2019 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture


03/18/2019

The Indianapolis Public Library and Indianapolis Public Library Foundation are pleased to present the 2019 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture: A Moderated Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Wednesday, May 8th at 7 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

Photo Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tickets:

All tickets from the Butler Arts Center and Ticketmaster have been distributed.

Open seats will be released 15 minutes prior to the performance to patrons in line without tickets. Lines formed prior to 4 PM will not be honored.

  • Friends of the Library who have a ticket can access preferred seating at the event with their 2019 Friends of the Library card (two people per card). Friends of the Library will need a ticket in addition to their Friends card to access the preferred seating. It is a minimum $25 gift to receive a Friend of the Library card. To become a Friend of the Library, visit indyplfoundation.org/give or call 317-275-4700.

Book Sales:

Books will be available for purchase at the McFadden Lecture courtesy of the Butler University Bookstore.

Parking:

Butler University visitor & event parking information.

Books

The Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Series was established after the Library Foundation received a gift from the estate of Marian McFadden, Director of Public Libraries in Indianapolis from 1945-1956. This annual author lecture series, which typically takes place in the Spring, was named in her honor.

Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.


Past Lecturers:

  • 2018 - Jeff Kinney
  • 2017 - Junot Díaz
  • 2016 - Jacqueline Woodson
  • 2015 - Khaled Hosseini
  • 2014 - David Wiesner
  • 2013 - Ann Patchett
  • 2012 - Mo Willems
  • 2011 - Bob Woodward
  • 2010 - Neil Gaiman
  • 2009 - Nicholas Sparks
  • 2008 - Eric Carle
  • 2007 - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (delivered by Mark Vonnegut)
  • 2006 - Patricia Cornwell
  • 2005 - Marc Brown
  • 2004 - John Irving
  • 2003 - Louis Sachar
  • 2002 - David McCullough
  • 2001 - Tomie dePaola
  • 2000 - Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • 1999 - Judy Blume
  • 1998 - Margaret Atwood
  • 1997 - Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith
  • 1996 - Amy Tan
  • 1995 - Gary Paulsen
  • 1994 - William Styron
  • 1993 - Chris Van Allsburg
  • 1992 - Gail Godwin
  • 1991 - Maurice Sendak
  • 1990 - John Updike
  • 1989 - David Macaulay
  • 1988 - Tom Wolfe
  • 1987 - Lloyd Alexander
  • 1986 - Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1985 - Jean Fritz
  • 1984 - James Baldwin
  • 1983 - Richard Peck
  • 1982 - Gail Sheehy
  • 1981 - Scott O'Dell
  • 1980 - Norman Mailer
  • 1979 - Elaine L. Konigsburg
  • 1978 - Saul Bellow

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