Join us at the Indiana State Library on Saturday, September 28, 2024, when Indiana’s best established and emerging writers will meet for a full day of classes on all things writing. Featuring a keynote address and a creative nonfiction breakout session from Indiana Poet Laureate, Curtis Crisler. Other breakout sessions include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, social media for writers and more presented by Barbara Shoup, Jill Christman, Jackie Rodriguez, Curtis Crisler, and more to be announced soon. You’ll leave full of inspiration, armed with writing drafts ripe for experimentation—along with a hundred other writers who feel the same way.

Ticket information coming soon for the 2024 Gathering of Writers!

Curtis L. Crisler was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. Crisler, an award-winning poet/author,
has a new book called Doing Drive-bys on How to Love in the Midwest. He has six poetry books,
two YA books, and five poetry chapbooks. He’s been published in a variety of magazines,
journals, and anthologies. He’s co-editor of poetry for the museum of americana. He created the
Indiana Chitlin Circuit and the poetry form called the sonastic. He’s the Indiana Poet Laureate
and Professor of English at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). He can be contacted at