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Author Reading: Norbert Krapf

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Indy Reads and Norbert Krapf on February 24th at 2pm for a reading of his new book, Songs for All Souls.

Join local author Norbert Krapf on February 24th at 2pm for a reading and signing of his book, Songs for All Souls.

This reading is appropriate for adults and teens age 13+.

The reading will be followed by a signing. All proceeds of purchases made through Indy Reads support our English literacy programs.

Songs for All Souls by Norbert Krapf

“Norbert Krapf’s Songs for All Souls offers us a Book of Prayer whereby we are able to enter “the garden as the veil between us and spirits stretched thin.” We enter that space of the Divine, gazing in wonder at the love with which our God embraces us and our loved ones. May we find peace and joy as we unburden our sorrow and hurt, even anger, when we pray and “see with the help of the light… with new eyes.” Norbert’s poems help us learn “a new language for prayer.” – Father Larry Richardt

“Here Norbert Krapf gifts us with psalms for our time with a depth and clarity that touches the heart. These psalms sing with poignancy and simplicity and directness-just as do the original psalms of David. They speak with immediacy of every-day experiences we all can share in-celebrating the planting of tomatoes, lunching in cemeteries with the kids, listening to Divinity sing, observing that being interwoven means we are of one cloth. From “Garden Liturgies” to “Gods and Religion,” from grief to hope and back again, we are invited into deepened states of awareness and contemplation.”- Matthew Fox, recipient of the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award, author of Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God

Norbert Krapf, Indiana poet laureate from 2008 to 2010, was born in 1943 in Jasper, Indiana, a German-Catholic town in southern Indiana. He received his bachelor of arts degree in English from Saint Joseph College in 1965 and his MA and PhD in English from the University of Notre Dame. He taught at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University where he directed the C.W. Post Poetry Center. He has frequently contributed to Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History and has previously published a book with the Indiana Historical Society Press, The Ripest Moments, a memoir of his youth in Jasper.

This Event is Pay-What-You-Can

Here’s what your suggested donation can do for the Indy Reads community:

FREE – This ticket is for attendees that would like to attend this event and are unable to purchase a ticket. Indy Reads values our community and facilitators. We are proud to provide programming to all. Thank you for being a part of our community!

$10 – This donation covers the cost of one attendee to this event. Indy Reads strives to bring the very best programming to Fountain Square and all Hoosiers. Thank you for helping us to keep our quality programs accessible for all!

$20 – This donation covers the cost of two attendees to this event. If you are attending as an individual, your ticket at this level makes it possible for another who cannot afford a ticket to attend. It is only through the generosity of our community that we are able to support programs that enrich the lives of all Hoosiers. Thank you for your support!

Other – “Pay-What-You-Can” really does mean pay what you can. Indy Reads appreciates that every one of our community members is able to support our vision of 100% literacy for all in different ways. Whether you can pay $5 or $50, we are so excited to see you – and thank you for your support!

For more information, please email bookstore@indyreads.org.

Indy Reads is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to empower adults and their families through literacy, English language skills, and job readiness programming. For more information about Indy Reads and the students we serve, visit our website at indyreads.org.


February 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Indy Reads
1066 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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