Indiana Poet Laureate to speak at writers banquet

2013-10-10T00:00:00Z Indiana Poet Laureate to speak at writers banquetTimes Staff
October 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | The Indiana Writers’ Consortium will welcome current Indiana Poet Laureate and Lake County native Karen Kovacik as the keynote speaker at its fifth annual banquet at 6 p.m. today at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30. 

Abuffet-style dinner will be followed by Kovacik’s address, “Falling through Time: Writing the Self into History,” that will appeal to poets and prose writers.  Open mic participation will be allowed.

Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Contact contact Jackie Huppenthal at

Kovacik was born in East Chicago and grew up in Highland. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently "Metropolis Burning." She is a professor of English at IUPUI, where she directs the creative writing program.

Indiana Writers' Consortium provides educational and networking opportunities for writers in all stages of their careers, and partners with local schools to bring poetry into the classroom. For more information, visit

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