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Novel Conversations Speakers Program

Want to host an Indiana author in your community? For nearly 10 years, Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program has sent former and current Indiana Authors Award winners and finalists to organizations across Indiana for readings and discussions with local audiences.


Each year, nonprofits interested in bringing an Indiana Authors Award winner or finalist to their community can apply for funds to cover speaking fees as part of Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program. Libraries, schools, museums, historical societies, community centers, art groups, prisons and other nonprofits are eligible to take part.

Applications to host authors in 2020 are closed. Subscribe to the Indiana Authors Awards newsletter to be notified when applications open to host authors in 2021.

For more information, contact Bronwen Carlisle at or 317.638.1500.