Hoosier Authors Book Club

The Hoosier Authors Book Club began as part of our Indiana State Bicentennial programming for 2016. The Museum’s 2016 exhibit discussed the Golden Age of Indiana Literature. This Golden Age began with the publication of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur. It included prominent novelists such as Crawfordsville native Meredith Nicholson, Gene Stratton-Porter, and others. The book club has proven to be popular, so it has been extended. Over the years the book club has hosted discussions with some of the authors, including Susan Crandall and Kelsey Timmerman. This continued in 2021 when author Ray E. Boomhower joined the March discussion of his biography of suffragist May Wright Sewall.

Normally, the book club meets in the ADA-accessible Carriage House. In 2021 we have moved to a virtual format on the Zoom platform. Copies of the books are often available for checkout beforehand at the Carriage House. To RSVP or for more information call 765-362-5769 or email [email protected].

Cover of Bento Box in the Heartland, the June 2021 Hoosier Authors Book Club

Upcoming 2021 Virtual Book Discussions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 7 pm – Bento Box in the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood in Whitebread America by Linda Furiya – You must register ahead of time to participate.

Register for the June 2021 Zoom discussion here

Thursday, November 4, 2021 – 7 pmWhistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall – You must register ahead of time to participate. We plan to use Zoom as well as (hopefully) meet in person in November.

Register for the November 2021 Zoom discussion here


Past Books Discussed


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