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Speaker Program: Chris White at Frankfort Community Public Library

Chris White

March 13, 2021
2:00PM–3:00PM ET

Frankfort Community Public Library
208 West Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

This event is virtual.
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Chris White will Speak on Saturday, March 13 at Frankfort Public Library

Virtual Women’s Expo
Chris White: “Spokes of the Wheel”

The Frankfort Community Public Library will have our first Virtual Women’s Expo on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Our speakers will be presenting over video chat and include award winning authors Chris White, Susan Crandall and Sandra Cisneros. We will spotlight the following books by each author: The Life List of Adrian Mandrick by Chris White, The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Limited number of books by each author will be available to the public at no cost and can be picked up at the library beginning Monday, February 15th on the Lower Level at the Reference Desk. Please choose one book out of the three available to take home with you.

One program that is a part of this year’s Virtual Women’s Expo is by author Chris White. Her talk is titled “Spokes of the Wheel.” She will discuss her life as an artist (which has been quite varied: filmmaker, vocalist, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, professor, actor, director…). Chris will talk about how these different experiences feed off of one another, and what she once saw as a deficit (that she never stuck to one mode of expression), she now sees as an asset.

Chris White is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose debut novel, The Life List of Adrian Mandrick, was published by Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster) in 2018. It was called “stunningly honest” (Chicago Review of Books), “intense and poignant” (Library Journal starred review). White’s plays have been produced nationally and internationally, and her play Rhythms won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. She received an Award of Merit at the Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles for her feature-length screenplay Weasel in the Icebox, and her short film Mud Lotus was an official selection at U.S. festivals. White is a professor of English at DePauw University teaching creative writing and lives with her family near the town of Bainbridge, Indiana on Big Walnut Creek. For more information, visit

Join us on Zoom on March 13th at 2 p.m. to listen to Chris White tell her wonderful story.

To receive your zoom link for this program and others in the Virtual Women’s Expo, you must register at

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible: Brenda Buckingham-Erhmann, Glenda Frey, The Friends of the Frankfort Library, Dennis Hoffman, Alyson Mann, NHK, Psi Iota Xi, Susie Rusk, Nancy Ward, Zonta of Frankfort and Pam Nichols. This event is made possible with the support of Indiana Humanities and the Glick Philanthropies.