Want to host an Indiana author in your community? For 10 years, Indiana Humanities’ Speaker Program has sent former and current Indiana Authors Award winners and finalists to organizations across Indiana for readings and discussions with local audiences.
Nonprofits interested in bringing a winning or shortlisted author from the 2022 round of the Indiana Authors Awards to their community (either in-person or virtually) to speak to a public audience can apply for funds to cover speaking fees as part of the Indiana Authors Awards Speaker Program. The program, open to public libraries, schools, churches, museums, community centers, prisons and other nonprofit organizations, is made possible by Glick Philanthropies.
Each year, Indiana Humanities will select up to 30 host organizations and match them to their preferred authors through an application process. Application guidelines, author bios and an event toolkit are available below. Participating organizations are responsible for working with authors to schedule engagements, as well as planning and promoting the event.
Applications for the 2023 round of programs are now closed. For awarded organizations, Indiana Humanities will pay the author’s speaking fee directly. Host organizations are responsible for covering any travel or lodging costs for the author, or other event expenses.
Please contact Grace McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2023 participating Organizations
|Allen County Public Library||Fort Wayne||Angela Jackson-Brown|
|AMB Foundation||Evansville||Tamara Winfrey-Harris|
|Center for Inquiry 2||Indianapolis||Helen Frost|
|Center for Inquiry 70||Indianapolis||Kim Howard|
|Clear Creek Elementary School||Bloomington||Kim Howard|
|Crown Point Community Library||Crown Point||Jim Madison|
|Franklin College||Franklin||Angela Jackson-Brown|
|Heartland Society of Women Writers||Indianapolis||Marianne Boruch|
|Highland Arts Council||Highland||Michael Martone|
|Highland High School||Highland||Paul Allor|
|Impact Academy||Indianapolis||John David Anderson|
|Indiana State Library||Indianapolis||John David Anderson|
|Indy Reads||Indianapolis||Tamara Winfrey-Harris|
|LaGrange County Arts||LaGrange||Judith Roth|
|Liberty Elementary School||Liberty||John David Anderson|
|Maple Seeds Preschool Co-op||Indianapolis||Rebecca Mullin|
|Marquette Park Playground Committee||Gary||Kenneth Kraegel|
|Morrisson-Reeves Library||Richmond||Susan Neville|
|MSD of Wayne Township||Indianapolis||Rebecca Mullin|
|Paragon Elementary School||Paragon||Kim Howard|
|Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library||Plainfield||John David Anderson|
|Princeton Community Middle School||Princeton||Laura Martin|
|Shelby County Public Library||Shelbyville||Paul Allor|
|Sheridan Public Library||Sheridan||Rob Harrell|
|St. Joe County Public Library||South Bend||Ashley C. Ford|
|The Community Learning Center||Kendallville||Craig Fehrman|
|Tri-North Middle School||Bloomington||Laura Martin|
|University of Southern Indiana||Evansville||Craig Fehrman|
|Valparaiso University- Dunes Lit Fest||Valparaiso||Rob Harrell|
|Walton & Tipton Township Public Library||Walton||Gabrielle Balkan|
|Westchester Public Library||Chesterton||Tyrone McKinley Freeman|
|Writers Guild at Bloomington||Bloomington||JL Kato|
|Zionsville Middle School||Zionsville||Laura Martin|
If your organization is hosting a speaker program event in 2023, use these resources to help organize, promote and report your event. If you’d like to attend a speaker program event, check our events page for details.
For more information, contact Grace McDowell at email@example.com