Where I’ll be June – July 2021 (Naptown Edition)



I’m doing a lot of community events over the next couple weeks (and I’ve been informed that I’m terrible about informing people about them. So here goes…

Discover Worldbuilding – Tues, June 29th @ 6:30pm
Glendale Branch — Adults & teens

How do authors make their fictional worlds feel real? In this 1-hour presentation/discussion, author, teacher, and librarian Maurice Broaddus will discuss how to build a believable world for you characters to live in. You will get tips and resources for creating histories, customs, dress, commerce and other elements for your imaginary world.

Discover Afrofuturism – Tuesday July 13th @ 6:30pm
East 38th Street Branch – Adults

Kheprw Institute’s Afrofuturist in Residence Maurice Broaddus will discuss Afrofuturism and its influence on such works as Black Panther, N.K. Jemison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as his own writing, and how it can influence your writing in this 1-hour workshop.

CLD Imani Book Club – Thursday July 8th @7pm
A meet and greet/Q&A with @cldinc’s Imani Book Club participants. They are reading The Usual Suspects and I can’t wait to see what these young leaders come up with.

Ujamaa Community Bookstore – Saturday July 10th
I’m back after a GREAT Grand Opening. We have a lot of surprises planned because well, my sister (who’s the chief architect behind the bookstore) is amazing and is keeping me on my toes. Details to follow.

Happy Hour at @IndyCM with me (a Bookmark Indy author! I never get tired of saying that!) featuring live music from @ClintBreeze and the Groove. Get all the details and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bookmark-indy-happy-hour-ft-maurice-broaddus-tickets-155997465619

Special shout out to @INHumanities, @INAuthorsAwards, and @FlannerHouse for all you do to support the literary scene in Indianapolis.