Best-selling author set to speak at Westfield Washington Public Library


By Noah Alatza

New York Times best-selling author Edward Kelsey Moore will visit the Westfield Washington Public Library in April as part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program. A firm date has not been set,  according to WWPL Information and Reference Manager Karyn Millikan.

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Moore’s work has been featured in the Indiana Review, African American Review and Inkwell, among others publications.

Indiana Humanities selected 29 nonprofits to invite authors from across the state, with the support of the Glick Fund, which is part of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The organization pays for a grant that covers speaking fees.

Millikan said she filed an application with Indiana Humanities stating WWPL’s case for having the author visit.

“They asked us things about (the) library in and of itself and our community,” she said. “I let them know we have a lot of strong support and strong readership here at the library, and having a local author come, especially to talk to us about his book and what he does, would be well supported here. It would have a positive impact on the community.”

Moore will discuss his best-selling book, “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat.”

Millikan said WWPL is looking to form partnerships in the community to launch what she calls a “citywide read.”

“We want to make this something a little bit bigger,” she said. “I have talked to our director about making this a citywide read, which we would love to do.”

Millikan said she wants to make the speaking series an annual event.