Indiana authors featured at VU-Jasper | Events
Five Hoosier writers will present selections from their published works at the Southern Indiana Author Showcase at the Vincennes University Jasper Campus on March 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (EDT), in the Classroom Building. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Authors who will be featured in the showcase include Margaret McMullan, Indiana National Author of the Year; Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate 2008-10; Angie J. Mayfield, award-winning writer; and local authors Bill Whorrall and Ann Patterson. Genres covered will include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The authors will be available before and after the reading for questions, book signing, and sales.
Jasper singer/songwriter and guitarist Eddie Rasche will provide music for the event and will accompany Krapf on two poems.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
McMullan currently teaches at the University of Evansville where she is a professor and Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.
She is the author of six award-winning novels. Her latest book, “Sources of Light,” is an American Library Association 2011 Best Book for Young Adults, a Best 2011 Book of Indiana, and a Chicago Public Library Teen Selection.
Krapf is a Jasper native and emeritus professor of English at Long Island University. He began writing poems 41 years ago. Since moving back to Indiana in 2004, he has published five books and a CD with jazz pianist-composer Monika Herzig. His book, “The Country I Come From” was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Mayfield is an assistant professor of English at VUJC and the author of four books. A former journalist and 2006 first-place Hoosier State Press award winner, her essays, stories, and poems have been widely published.
Her book, “The River in Me and other Smalltown Stories,” received an Honorable Mention in the 2007 Writer’s Digest Book Awards in the category of Life Stories.
Whorrall is the author of five books including “The Amish Community in Daviess County, Indiana,” which has been praised by the Amish as the most comprehensive and accurate book ever printed on their culture. An acclaimed artist and photographer, Whorrall lives in rural Martin County and teaches art at Precious Blood and Holy Family schools in Jasper.
Patterson is a family physician in Jasper. She has written five novels and a diet book, “Turning 40 with 4 Kids in a Size 4 Dress.” The main characters in four of her books are named after her children. Patterson has also written under the pen name Claire E. Edwards.