Franklin County High School Library to host conversation with Bill Kenley, author.

The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree joins community as part of Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program

Brookville, Indiana – Bill Kenley will speak at Franklin County High School on March 22, 2017. The conversation with the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program, sponsored by Indiana Humanities with support from The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

“Twice voted the most influential and inspiring teacher in his high school, Bill Kenley knows what makes a young adult audience tick. Kenley’s debut novel, High School Runner (Freshman), is his fictional love letter to high-school cross-country. Kenley is an award-winning high school and college-level creative writing teacher, a three-time Boston marathoner with a 2:47 marathon personal best, and has a 50-miler under his belt.”

“Authors provide insight into a rainbow of different careers possible for students,” says FCHS student Jessica Walls. “Authors experience multiple supporting careers with the publishing of every book and application of many fields, such as marketing, business, and sales. When authors visit schools, they bring all of this information to students who may be still struggling to decide where they want to bring their lives. It makes the world a little more realistic for students. Also, authors give helpful tips and guides to hopeful future writers. To these students, this sort of exposure is like a day in an author’s life, and that is priceless.”

EVENT TITLE Bill Kenley Author Visit
When: March 22, 2017
Where: FCHS Library
Cost: Free and open to the public
Speaking to students at 2:30 and the public at 3:30

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About Novel Conversations Speakers Program
Indiana Humanities awarded nonprofit organizations the opportunity to host a speaker from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award program of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The Indiana Authors Award recognizes the contributions of Hoosier authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, its goal is to elevate the written arts in Indiana, inspiring Hoosiers’ love of reading and drawing greater attention to “home-grown” literary achievement.

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. One of those programs is Novel Conversations, a free lending library with sets of books available to book clubs, public libraries and organizations seeking to pursue and discuss new knowledge. Learn more at

Nancy Hawkins
Franklin County High School Library
1 Wildcat Lane
Brookville, IN 47012