From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Thursday, February 8, 2018 Published in Books and Writers

Get in the Mood for Love on Sunday night, Feb. 11, when Cathy Day is the featured guest author on “Uncle Dan’s Book Nerds Night"

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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, 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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Thursday, February 8, 2018 Published in Coming Home

"What I Learned from the Till Trial and My Friendship with James Baldwin" is the subject of a talk I will give at Martin University, Thursday, March 1, at 6pm.The address is...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 Published in Coming Home

It wasn’t until the documentary based on my book New York in the Fifties was shown Tuesday night to a full house at The Jazz Kitchen that I realized the film was basically an Indiana production!

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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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– Philo of Alexandria

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