Five ways you can be an ambassador of Indiana literature

We talked to teachers at Blue River Valley schools (New Castle) and Franklin Central High School (Indianapolis), public librarians in Johnson and Marion counties and Hoosier authors about the value they find in reading works by local authors.

5 ways to get involved

  1. Read and recommend Indiana books. Not sure where to start? A new monthly book review column, running in papers statewide and on our website can help.
  2. Follow us on social media. Indiana Authors Awards can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help you keep up with the latest Hoosier literary news and events. You can also encourage your network to subscribe to the Indiana Authors Awards email list.
  3. Book an author visit or writing workshop. Indiana authors are excited to come to your community to give a talk or lead a creative writing workshop. See available talks on our website and apply to host an author before November 1, 2020.
  4. Nominate an author or literary champion. Applications are open until January 2020 for the 2020 awards for best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, young adult, drama, genre, and emerging authors. We’re also seeking nominations for Lifetime Achievement and Literary Champion awards.
  5. Get inspired. Watch the video above to hear why Hoosier teachers, authors, students, scholars and librarians think it’s important to read local.