From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Published in Books and Writers

  I will be speaking on "The Trials and Triumphs of Kurt Vonnegut" at The Lincoln Room of The Lilly Library at 1200 E 7th St., Bloomington, Indiana, at 5pm, Thursday November 30....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Published in Books and Writers

This is not a “Book Club” because you don’t have to read a particular book to come and enjoy the talk and camaraderie.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Published in Books and Writers

Did you know that the co-author of the song and of the musical, Noble Sissle, was from Indianapolis? And he went to Butler? Oh – and did you know he wrote The Butler Fight Song (“We’ll sing the Butler War song/ we’ll give the fighting cry. . .” I didn’t either.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Published in Coming Home

The New Yorker magazine notes that The Secretary of State was once an Eagle Scout, and gratuitously describes Eagles as “an elite class of ‘servant-leaders distinguished by obsessive, nerdish attainment.” I am guessing that the peckish author, Dexter Filkins, never made it past Tenderfoot.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Published in Coming Home

I am proud to honor Arrine McCaw and Andrew Gomes, the winners of the annual Vonnegut Writing Prize of $1,000 at Shortridge High School, donated by the children of Kurt Vonnegut. Ms....

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Monday, March 13, 2017 Published in Coming Home

Here are two women who grew up in Indianapolis talking about their father: Tanya: “He’s a lot of fun. We danced, and we still dance! When I come back to Indy we put on Marvin Gaye and Al Green and we dance...

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