The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award was established when The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation received a generous grant from the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. This program seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.
In addition to a cash prize, each author’s Indiana hometown public library will receive a grant of $2,500 from the Library Foundation. For a complete list of past public library grant recipients, click here.
From start to finish, the Indiana Authors Award invites participation from people around the state beginning with the nomination process, and continuing throughout the year with outreach to organizations serving readers and writers, an interactive website, public programs and more.
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Library Foundation invited book lovers to a full day of complimentary activities at the downtown Central Library to celebrate Indiana’s thriving author scene. The day included author lectures, workshops for aspiring writers and more.
That evening, Central Library was transformed into a festive event space for an Award Dinner celebrating Indiana authors and the year’s winners and finalists. A variety of sponsorship opportunities exist for the Award Dinner and public programs. Because of a generous grant from the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, 100 percent of the proceeds from the Award Dinner will benefit programs of The Indianapolis Public Library and Library Foundation. The 2017 Award Dinner raised more than $125,000!