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IHS’s Holiday Author Fair Offers Free Access to Award-Winning Authors, Festival of Trees

Nov. 18, 2016

Indianapolis—This year, the Indiana Historical Society's (IHS's) free annual Holiday Author Fair features award-winning authors, buzzed-about "it" titles and an appearance by retired Indiana Fever star and Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings. The mixing, mingling and book signing takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.

Featured authors include Wendy Gamber, whose latest true-crime novel was featured in The New York Times, and Scott Russell Sanders, who returns to the fair for the first time in several years. In addition, guests can look forward to seeing Hoosier favorites such as Philip Gulley, Dan Carpenter and James Alexander Thom, as well as Catchings, who will make a special appearance to sign copies of her new book between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

IHS members will receive 10 percent off their entire purchase, including signed books, with complimentary gift-wrapping provided by the Circle City Chamber Choir. IHS sustaining memberships will be available for half price. The Basile History Market also will feature handmade Indiana products, art and books for unique holiday gifts.

The Holiday Author Fair is one of two free admission days at the History Center this holiday season. In addition, guests can visit free on Friday, Dec. 9. Free admission, made possible by Franciscan Health, includes the Indiana Experience and Festival of Trees. Complimentary parking is available on first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on IHS's holiday offerings, call (317) 232-1882. A complete list of authors and books at this year's Holiday Author Fair is available online at www.indianahistory.org.