More than seventy Hoosier authors will gather in downtown Indianapolis from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 3, for the Indiana Historical Society's annual Holiday Author Fair at the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis.
Filmmaker Angelo Pizzo, Chef Daniel Orr, and local media personalities Howard Caldwell and Dick Wolfsie will be signing books along with bestselling authors James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom and 2009 Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf.
There will be speakers throughout the day, holiday music, refreshments, and free gift wrapping.
The schedule of speakers, presented in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, are:
12:30 p.m. “Serving Up Indiana”
Student writing contest awards presentation and
1 p.m. Barbara Morrow, author
Nature’s Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter
1:30 p.m. Rita Kohn, editor
Full Steam Ahead: Reflections on the Impact of the
First Steamboat on the Ohio River, 1811-2011
2 p.m. Angelo Pizzo and Gayle Johnson, filmmaker and author
The Making of Hoosiers: How a Small Movie from the
Heartland became one of America’s Favorite Films
2:30 p.m. Chef Daniel Orr, author and chef
Paradise Kitchen: Caribbean Cooking with
Chef Daniel Orr, discussion and samples
3:00 p.m. Jenny Kander and Guest Poets, contributors
And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana
The Holiday Author Fair is free with admission to the Indiana Experience.