Join us for a public reading of Map to the Stars by Pulitzer Prize finalist author, Adrian Matejka.
Adrian Matejka wasn’t the first Hoosier kid to dream about outer space. Growing up in Indianapolis in the 1980s, a time of space shuttles and the Strategic Defense Initiative, Star Trek and Sun Ra, the stars both guided and obscured the earthly complexities of race, poverty, masculinity and migration. We’re proud to host the Circle City launch of Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian’s newest volume of poetry, in partnership with Indy Reads Books. Join us to hear Adrian read from Map to the Stars, talk about his inspirations and answer questions from the audience. Light snacks and drinks—space-themed, of course—will be served; book signing to follow. RSVP request.
This special free event is part of Quantum Leap, Indiana Humanities’ new thematic initiative that explores the surprising and unexpected collisions between the humanities and science, technology, engineering and math.
About Adrian Matejka
Adrian Matejka is the author of three collections of poetry: The Devil’s Garden (2002), Mixology (2009), which was a winner of the National Poetry Series competition, and The Big Smoke (2013), which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Matejka is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and United States Artists. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter.
About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap
About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org.
Indiana Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.