The National Book Festival, Indiana, and You! (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Details

The National Book Festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress annually. This year, the events are online and you and your library can join in the festivities. Learn more about this fun opportunity from Suzanne Walker, Indiana Center for the Book and Megan Telligman, Indiana Humanities. The National Book Festival will feature hundreds of author talks, including authors from Indiana, as well as other programs all available remotely. Learn more about how to participate, what’s available, and program ideas for your library in this fun and informative webinar. A tool-kit on how to participate in the National Book Festival will be unveiled. The National Book Festival happens September 17 - September 26. You don’t want to miss it! 1 hr/1 LEU

When: Jul 28, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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About Megan: Megan comes to Indiana Humanities from an academic and small museum background. She first discovered her eclectic academic interests at Valparaiso University, where she received a B.S. in biology and creative writing. While earning her Masters in English Literature from the University of Montana, Megan became interested in the intersections of humanity, nature, and technology. After receiving her Masters, she continued teaching composition, humanities, and English at Valparaiso University. While serving as a coordinator at the Porter County Museum for over four years, she developed programs and exhibits to engage diverse audiences in the history and culture of their communities. Having served as an Americorps member for two terms, she finds importance in service, and enjoys engaging with and learning about her community through volunteerism.  


About Suzanne: Suzanne Walker received her Masters of Library Science from Indiana University. She is currently the Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She coordinates Indiana’s Letters About Literature competition annually. Suzanne judged the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in 2013 and 2014 and the Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition in 2017. Most recently she was a judge for the 2020 Indiana Authors Awards and the 2021 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She has presented numerous times at Indiana Library Federation’s District conferences, annual conferences, and youth conferences.


The Indiana State Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. If you require an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in this program, service, or activity of the Indiana State Library, please contact the agency's ADA Coordinator, Faye Brookins ( or [317) 233-1184]).  Notice of a needed accommodation should be provided as soon as possible to allow time for the State Library to arrange for the accommodation; however, notice of a needed accommodation must be provided to one of the above contacts no later than 48 hours in advance.

Event Type(s): ISL Webinar
Suzanne Walker