Thursday, May 22, 2014

Indiana Writers' Consortium to Participate in Downtown Hammond Art Walk

IWC will participate in the Downtown Hammond Art Walk on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 10 AM until 4 PM. IWC will host member readings every hour on the hour as well as offer quick literary activities that will appeal to adults and children alike. This free event is open to the public.

The IWC’s activities will take place at its new offices in the Hammond Innovation Center, which is located at 5209 Hohman Avenue in Hammond, Indiana.

The reading schedule is:

10:00 AM—Julie Larson is the fiction editor for Blotterature Literary Magazine. Her short stories have been published in Mangrove, Ricochet, and Epiphany Magazine.

            Janine Harrison teaches creative writing at Purdue University Calumet. She is anthologized in Veils, Halos and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women and Heartscapes. Her work has also appeared in A&U, Skylark, The Mom Egg, Blotterature, and other journals.

11:00 AM—Yusuf Ali El is the author of Raw Tears, a collection of poetry, and How to Feel Good About Yourself.

12:00 PM—Gordon Stamper, Jr. is an instructor at Ivy Tech and Purdue University North Central and was editor-in-chief for Charles B. Tinkham: Selected Poems (2006). His published poetry includes “Yearning to be Free” (Danse Macabre, July 2011) and “Jazz Funeral” (Spirits, Fall 2005; reprinted on September 1, 2006, NWI Times).

1:00 PM—Karen Kulinski is the author of Rescuing Ivy, coming in 2015 from High Hill Press.

2:00 PM—Kayla Greenwell is a student at Purdue University Calumet. Her short prose has been published in Blotterature and other journals. Kayla is the winner of the 2014-2015 Crowel Scholarship in Writing.

3:00 PM—Michael Poore is the author of Up Jumps the Devil from Ecco Press (an imprint of HarperCollins).

Literary activities, such as creating a found poem and making a haiku bookmark, will be ongoing. IWC’s new space will be open for viewing and light refreshments will be served.

Other locations participating in the Art Walk are: Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, White Ripple Gallery, It’s Just Serendipity, Blue Room CafĂ©, Side Car Gallery, C.I.S.A. Studios, Hammond Arts Center, Substation No. 9, Mark Anderson Studios, and Towle Theater.

The Hammond Public Library is hosting a local authors’ fair from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Several IWC members are participating in the fair and will have books for sale. The participating members are Yusuf Ali El, Kathryn Page Camp, and “Brothers of Terror” Mark Cusco Ailes and Derek Ailes.

Come join us at both events on May 31.

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