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Award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia to present the 2023 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture

Award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia to present the 2023 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Silvia Moreno-Garcia .

Bestselling novelist and British Fantasy Award and Locus Award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia will be the featured speaker at our 44th Annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture, taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 at the Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave.

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Gods of Jade and Shadow (Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Ignyte Award), Mexican Gothic (Locus Award, British Fantasy Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award, Aurora Award, Goodreads Award), and Velvet Was the Night (finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Macavity Award).

She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as Cthulhu’s Daughters). Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

While all free tickets to the event have been claimed at this time, we encourage patrons to submit their names to our waitlist on Eventbrite for a chance to attend. A recording of the lecture will be available for 30 days afterward on The Library’s YouTube channel.

The Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Series was established after the Indianapolis Public 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.

This event is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.