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Writing workshop and reading with Indianapolis author John Green

Many readers not only have a love of reading but they have a love for the writing craft as well. After all, it is good writers who bring characters, ideas and places out of their imagination and onto the page for us to love and enjoy.

Indianapolis resident and New York Times best seller John Green is an author of young adult books known for cleverly mixing humor with tough life issues in his three novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. Green has been nominated for the L.A. Book Prize on several occasions and has won the prestigious Michael L. Printz and Edgar awards for his work.

Besides writing, Green has participated in a Youtube video project with his younger brother Hank since 2007. What began as a small project called the vlogbrothers has now turned into a Youtube sensation. John and Hank have acquired over 180,000 subscribers in their short 3 years on Youtube. The brothers discuss such things in their videos as music, literature, politics and world issues. The duo, along with their followers (nerdfighters) have also participated in charity events that have raised thousands of dollars over the years.

This Monday February 8, John Green will be speaking at two separate events in Indianapolis. From 4 to 5:30pm John will be teaching a writing workshop for high school students at the University of Indianapolis at the Wheeler Art Center. Green will then be talking about his novels at Good Hall at 7:30pm.

So if you enjoy writing and would like to participate in one or both of these events they would definitely be worth checking out.

For more information and to RSVP read John's blog here and check out the University of Indianapolis' information on the event here.



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