The In Print Festival of First Books is a two-day celebration of literary writing and publishing. The first night features a reading by writers from three genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) who have just published their debut books. For the second night these writers are joined by an editor or publisher from a small press or literary journal for a panel discussion on literary editing and publishing. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.
This year's 2020 In Print Festival of First Books at Ball State University has been cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you and our authors and editors at next year's In Print Festival.
In Print XIII (2018) featured poet Carolina Ebeid, fiction writer Nick White, and creative nonfiction writer Jan Shoemaker, with special guest editor Kristen Eilas Rowley.
In Print XII (2017) featured poet Iliana Rocha, fiction writer Sequoia Nagamatsu, and creative nonfiction writer Dan Raeburn, with special guest poet and editor Mary Biddinger.
In Print XI (2016) featured fiction writer Gabriel Urza, nonfiction writer Sarah Einstein, poet Sarah Blake, and editor Keith Tuma.
In Print X (2015) featured authors Celeste Ng, Tyler Gobble, Kerry Howley, with guest editor and author Jodee Stanley.
In Print IX (2014) featured authors Mario Alberto Zambrano, Natalie Shapero, T Fleischmann, with guest editor and author Jodee Stanley.
In Print VIII (2013) featured authors Eugene Cross, Elena Passarello, Marcus Wicker, with guest editor and author Sarah Wells.
In Print VII (2012) featured authors Caitlin Horrocks, Glenn Shaheen, Bonnie J. Rough, and special guest Christopher Newgent of Vouched Books.
In Print VI (2011) featured authors Tina May Hall, Paul Killebrew, Debra Gwartney, and the editor of Artifice magazine, James Tadd Adcox.
In Print V (2010) featured authors Mary Miller, Mitchell Douglas, Kao Kalia Yang, and editor Matt Bell.
In Print IV (2009) featured authors Nickole Brown, Laurie Lindeen, and Kyle Minor, and editor Mehdi Okasi.
In Print III (2007) featured authors Alan DeNiro, David Griffith, and Sharmila Voorakkara, as well as editor Tracy Truels.
In Print II (2006) featured authors Joy Castro, poet Victoria Chang, Ander Monson, and special guest editor Nickole Brown.
In Print I (2005) featured authors Amy Benson, Nickole Brown, Christopher Coake, Cynie Cory, and Brad Land.