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Last modified: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hoosier writers, artists to converge at West Baden Springs for IU Press-hosted event

WHAT: An Evening Under the Dome, A Celebration of Hoosier Craft and Culture
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3
WHERE: The atrium at West Baden Springs Hotel
TICKETS: $85, currently on sale at the Sunrise Box Office. Roundtrip tickets on the Bloomingfoods Bus are on sale at all Bloomingfoods Co-op locations and at the Brown County Library in Nashville.

July 22, 2009

BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana University Press will host a group of Hoosier writers and artists -- as well as their fans and supporters -- on Monday, Aug. 3, from 6-9 p.m. at the West Baden Springs Hotel for "An Evening Under the Dome," a literary-dining-musical celebration.

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The evening will feature musical performances by Tom Roznowski and Monika Herzig performing selected songs from some of Indiana's classic songwriters including Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter; author displays, readings, presentations and book signings by Scott Russell Sanders, Nancy Hiller, Rachel Berenson Perry and Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf; and a "moveable feast" of Hoosier-themed dishes created by chef Daniel Orr of FARMbloomington and Sinclair's Restaurant. Indiana handcrafted beers and select Hoosier wines will also be available for sampling.

Event highlights (All of the following books are published by Indiana University Press.)

  • Scott Russell Sanders reading from A Conservationist Manifesto
  • Nancy Hiller presenting furniture craft from The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History
  • Rachel Berenson Perry presenting images from T.C. Steele and The Society of Western Artists 1896-1914
  • Chef Dan Orr reading and demonstrating from FARMfood-Green Living with Chef Daniel Orr
  • Indiana's Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf reading from Bloodroot

"An Evening Under the Dome" is sponsored by WFIU, Bloomingfoods and Lost River Co-op, Brewers of Indiana Guild, Upland Brewing and Indiana University Press. Contact for more details or call Nancy Krueger at WFIU, 812-855-2935. For more information about IU Press, see