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Putnam County Public Library to host Conversation with Author Kevin McKelvey

On Thursday, October 28, at 6:00 pm, you can head to the Putnam County Public Library for Author Kevin McKelvey.  


McKelvey is a place-based poet, writer, designer, and social practice artist. He teaches at the University of Indianapolis and directs the M.A. in Social Practice Art and oversees the undergraduate major in Environmental Sustainability. He founded the Etchings Press, which is a student-ran publisher. He contributes to numerous interdisciplinary efforts for the student and the community, including helping to start a community garden and microfarm.


Kevin McKelvey was a 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree and is participating in the conversation at the Library as part of the Indiana Authors Awards Speaker Program, powered by Indiana Humanities and made possible through the generosity of Glick Philanthropies.


“We are grateful to Indiana Humanities, Glick Philanthropies, and Kevin McKelvey for making this event possible,” said Adult Services & Programs Manager Amber Compton. “The library is always excited for the opportunity to open conversations in the community and share the astounding works of Indiana’s writers.”


If you would like more information about the library services, programs, or collections, you can visit, call 765-653-2755, or stop by Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.