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Meet an Author, Be an Author

author fair participants

Our annual Meet an Author, Be an Author event took place October 21, 2023. At the event, attendees enjoyed meeting authors and browsing/buying books at the author fair, attending writing workshops, and networking with published writers, aspiring writers, and fans! This event is great for anyone thinking about writing or publishing their work, or exploring the local literary scene.

In 2024 this event will take place on October 19. Apply to be a book vendor now!

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

Practice your writing skills all year long. See full listing of upcoming Writing Workshops!

Highlights from 2023

Writing and Creativity

Do you want to draft that novel or revise that story? One of the books on this list might help you see things in a new way.

Several Short Sentences About Writing

Klinkenborg, Verlyn

Klinkenborg writes, "Shape, form, structure, genre, the whole—these have a way of clarifying themselves when sentences become clear." This one made a lot of sense and was very useful.

A Swim in A Pond in the Rain

In Which Four Russians Give A Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

Saunders, George

This book encouraged me to try to write as well as I can.

The Artful Edit

On the Practice of Editing Yourself

Bell, Susan

Lots of strategies and advice.