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Literature and Writing

Industry and Art: Creative Innovation in East Central Indiana 
Tuesday, May 5; 7—8:30 p.m. 
Presenter: Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum 
No Charge – Reservations Required 

Shaun Dingwerth’s book, The Richmond Group Artist, tells the untold story of a group of artists whose interest in fostering art in their community made an authentic contribution to the history of art in America. Taking for their subjects the local people, flora, and landscapes, they developed a distinctive impressionistic style, uninfluenced by other art movements in Indiana. Richmond, Indiana, became an important center for art in the Midwest. Reception and book signing to follow program. 

Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival 
October 30-November 1, 2015
Cost: $275 for full weekend; daily and single-event registrations available 
Ball State University will again host McM XXI in association with CRIMEFEST, one of the most highly respected crime writing festivals in England.  The combination of these two events will bring hundreds of readers and writers from around the world to Monument Circle to experience an exciting weekend of panels, programs, interviews, and book signings. The festival is open to anyone interested in the genre. Visit Magna's Web site to learn more.