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Under The Apple Tree
Special Edition Now Available
A World War II Home Front Novel
Rediscover the tale of a small town in the midst of World War II in a special 70th anniversary edition of Under the Apple Tree.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Published in Books and Writers
A new book, EMMETT TILL: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled The Civil Rights Movement, by Devery S. Anderson, is the best and most complete account of the harrowing story. The...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Published in Books and Writers
The letters that the great German poet Rainier Maria Rilke wrote to a young student at a military academy from 1903-1908 are still being read today. I suspect that they will continue to be read as long as people want...
Monday, December 5, 2016 Published in Coming Home
One night last January while sitting comfortably at the Red Key Tavern (where I always feel comfortable), awaiting my burger and glass of red, Michael Therwechter, the resident photographer and creator of the Red Key website (RedKeyTavern.com), approached me...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 Published in Coming Home
Kurt Vonnegut was a Humanist, but he always spoke of people he loved as being “up in heaven now.” He included in that territory his wife Jane as well as Sam Lawrence, the publisher who he said had saved him...
Listen to Dan speak at his first Story Hour
held at the Red Key Tavern
Uncle Dan's Story Hour Holiday Show
Dec. 23 at 1pm on WFYI (90.1 FM)
The show features Anne Ryder, Dan Wakefield, Waseema Ali, Hilene Franzbaum, Susan Neville, and saxophonist Sophie Faught playing (respectful and inspiring) jazz version of 'Silent Night.'
Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
– Philo of Alexandria
"Uncle Dan's Story Hour" received a 2016 Best of Indy award from Indianapolis Monthly for "Best New Literary Program."
Join Dan at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 14 at the Biltwell Center from 5:30 - 6:00pm. The event lasts until 8:00, but there's no need to stay the whole time. Dan will have a booth at the Best Of Indy show, directly adjacent to WFYI's.
Tickets for the event are $30, but you can receive a $5 discount with the promo code "BEST16". There will be plenty of food offered, provided both by Indy Monthly and numerous restaurants who won awards this year.