Freetown Village Presents "Sign of the Times" October 14 - 16, 2022
Beginning in the mid 19th century, the Women's Suffrage Movement battled for women to gain their rights at the ballot box. Victory came through with the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution in August of 1920.
On November 2, 1920, Gwendolyn Harris - a school teacher - would vote for the first time, as the third generation of women in her family who fought for this very moment. Hear Gwendolyn's journey on getting to the historic day when all women were given the right to vote and the joy it brought her to cast her ballot.
Celebrate the passing of the 19th Amendment with this one-woman play written by our own Crystal Rhodes.
Individual and group tickets available.
Indiana Writers Center: 10 Minute Play Festival
The Third Annual 10-Minute Play Festival is here! Join us for an evening of 7 different 10-Minute Plays, featuring the work of some of Indiana's most prolific playwrights. From rom coms with Salvador Dali to emotional dramas, and even vindictive statues with a vendetta against ducks. This evening of new work is the perfect taste of all that Indiana theatre has to offer.
Get your tickets now as the following theatres bring these shows to life:
Our own Ramona Henderson wrote The Malicious Bird Feeder.
New book from author Susan Furlong
What They Don't Know
A picture-perfect suburban life fractures . . . and a darker reality bubbles beneath the surface.
Mona Ellison's life is as perfect as the porcelain dolls lined up on her shelves. She has a successful husband, a loving son, a beautiful home, and a supportive group of girlfriends ever ready for their weekly wine night.
But when Mona’s son gets entangled with the wrong crowd and runs away from home, her blissful suburban world begins to unravel. She tells her friends that boys will be boys, that he’ll be back as soon as his money runs dry . . . but deep down she knows there’s something else going on.
With unrelenting psychological suspense and a wicked twist, What They Don’t Know marries small-town thriller and domestic mystery—suburban paranoia at its best.
Susan Furlong is the author of several mysteries including the acclaimed Bone Gap Travellers series, and SHATTERED JUSTICE, a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. She also contributes, under a penname, to the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea series.
New book from author Janis Thornton
1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana
Author Janis Thornton reveals the stories of a day in Indiana like no other. Palm Sunday 1965 started as the nicest day of the year, the kind of weather that encouraged Hoosiers to get out in the sun, fire up the grill, hit the golf course, or roll down their car windows and take a leisurely drive. That evening, however, throughout northern and central Indiana, the sky turned an ominous black, and storms moved in, quickly manifesting as Indiana's worst tornado outbreak. Within three hours, twisters, some a half-mile wide, ripped through seventeen counties, devastating communities and leaving death and destruction in their wake. When the tornadoes were finished with Indiana, 137 people were dead, hundreds were injured, and thousands more were forever changed.
Get your copy today!
The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana
Janis Thornton is an award-winning Hoosier author of history, mystery and true crime. Her works include three pictorial-history books in the Images of America series for Arcadia Publishing, two cozy mystery novels in the Elwood Confidential series and true crime books No Place Like Murder and Too Good a Girl. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Speed City Sisters in Crime, the Author's Guild, Women Fiction Writers Association and the Indiana Writers Center. This is her first book for The History Press.
Susan Furlong's THE KILLER'S WIFE, in which a parole officer obsessed with a serial killer takes a job overseeing the accused killer's wife in an attempt to find out where the killer is hiding, to Dan Mayer at Seventh Street in a nice deal, by Jessica Faust at BookEnds.
“JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY” TO VISIT TRIO BISTRO IN GREENFIELD
James Whitcomb Riley interpreter Jon Burroughs will bring the famous Indiana poet to life at the Trio Bistro restaurant in Greenfield on Saturday, September 24. The event will begin at 11:00 am and go until 2 pm. Burroughs’ appearance at Trio occurs just two weeks ahead of the James Whitcomb Riley Festival, which is also in Greenfield.
To learn more about Trio Bistro, find their website at triogreenfield.com.