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IUPUI Visiting Writers Series 2009-2010

September 24, 2009 by Reader's Connection

IUPUI´s Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series for 2009-2010 will begin in a couple of weeks.

All readings free and open to the public. They are held in the IUPUI University Library Lilly Auditorium, 755 W. Michigan St., unless noted. For more information, visit

Click on an author’s name or on the cover art to see which of that author’s works are owned at IMCPL.

Patricia Hampl

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Informal Q&A 3:00 pm Campus Center 305
Reading 7:30 pm Lilly Auditorium

Hampl's books at IMCPL

Hampl is the author of two poetry collections and six memoirs, including Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime (2006) and The Florist’s Daughter (2007), both “named as “Notable Books of the Year” by the New York Times.












Khaled Mattawa

Thursday, October 15, 2009  7:30 pm

Mattawa's books at IMCPLMattawa is the author of four books of poems. He has translated eight volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry and co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature.













Patricia Smith

Thursday, February 25, 2010   7:30 p.m.

Smith's books at IMCPLA 2008 National Book Award Finalist, Smith is the author of Blood Dazzler, a sequence of poems which chronicle the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina. A four-time champion in the National Poetry Slam, Smith has also been featured on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” and has performed three one-woman plays.












 International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 4, 2010   7:00 p.m.     Reception at 6:30 p.m.

Join poets, women, performers, and activists from our community for this festive celebration. This event is co-sponsored by the IUPUI
Women’s Studies Program. Email for more info.

Nin Andrews

Thursday, April 1, 2010  7:30 pm

Books by Andrews at IMCPLA recipient of two Ohio Arts Council grants, Andrews is the author of numerous collections including Sleeping with Houdini and Why They Grow Wings.













Jessica Care Moore

Thursday, April 15, 2010   7:30 p.m.

The Words Don't Fit In My MouthA frequent winner of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, Care Moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit In My Mouth.

This event, part of the Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts, will be held at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.











Edward Hirsch

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:30 pm

Hirsch's books at IMCPL
Winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1986, Hirsch is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Special Orders and the bestselling book How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry.











For directions to the IUPUI University Library, visit For more information about the series, contact Terry Kirts at or (317) 274-8929.


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