News & Events & Meetings

Friday August 28th, 7:30PM

RICK V: Reading from his new comic/zine "Nineteen 1919 Hemphill Stories". Which is all about his wacky adventures running a DIY space for ten years. http://

BELLA BRAVO: Reading a short story from their zine The Unpositioned Parts

STEVE THUESON: A lad from Utah who is traveling through Bloomington on his way to SCAD! He draws comics about himself and punk things and will be running you folks through some of his comic things. http://

MICHAEL BARTON: Reading a bit of a collaborative fake science zine Science and Such.


Monday, September 7th, 7PM
Sarah Layden & Elizabeth Eslami
Reading & Book Signing

Sarah Layden is the winner of the Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for fiction and an AWP Intro Award. Her short fiction can be found in Boston Review, Stone Canoe, Blackbird, Artful Dodge, The Evansville Review, Booth, PANK, the anthology Sudden Flash Youth, and elsewhere. A two-time Society of Professional Journalists award winner, her recent essays, interviews and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, The Writer's Chronicle, NUVO, and The Humanist. She teaches writing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana Writers Center. Trip Through Your Wires is her first novel.

Elizabeth Eslami is the author of the story collection Hibernate, for which she was awarded the 2013 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction, as well as the novel Bone Worship (Pegasus, 2010).

Her essays, short stories, and travel writing have appeared most recently in The Sun and Witness, and her work is featured in the anthologies Tremors: New Fiction By Iranian American WritersThe Weeklings: Revolution 1, and Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema. Elizabeth Eslami teaches creative writing at Indiana University. 

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project
now meets inside of Boxcar Books at 408 E 6th St.

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Book and monetary donations can be dropped off during Boxcar Books' open hours.

Mondays: 6-9pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Tuesdays: 12-3pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Wednesdays: 3-6pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Thursdays 6-9pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Sundays 2-5pm The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project