Indiana Poet Laureate to speak at IWC

2013-08-30T15:13:00Z Indiana Poet Laureate to speak at IWCContributed by the Indiana Writers’ Consortium 5th

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Writers’ Consortium welcomes current Indiana Poet Laureate Karen Kovacik as the keynote speaker at the IWC 5th Annual Banquet to be held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana, on October 10, 2013, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a buffet style dinner followed by Kovacik’s address that will appeal to poets and prose writers alike titled, “Falling through Time: Writing the Self into History.” There will be time allotted for open mic participation after the presentation. Ticket prices are $27 for members and $30 for non-members through September 30 and $30 for members and $35 for non-members after September 30. Book table sales space is available for $10.

Indiana Poet Laureate Karen Kovacik was born in East Chicago and grew up in Highland. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Metropolis Burning. Her work has won numerous honors and in 2004 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to Poland. She is professor of English at IUPUI, where she directs the creative writing program.

Indiana Writers' Consortium inspires and builds a community of creative writers. We are the premier group in Northwest Indiana dedicated to educating writers from the ground up through speakers, seminars, and children's programs. IWC provides educational and networking opportunities for writers in all stages of their careers. We also sponsor an annual children's project, where we partner with local schools to bring poetry into the classroom. For more information please visit our website

To purchase tickets please send checks to Jackie Huppenthal, IWC Treasurer, 13374 W. 101st Ave., Dyer, IN 46311 or contact Jackie at

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