Join us for various events featuring Bookmark Indy authors!

Meet Mary

October 2, 2021 | 11:00 a.m -1:00 p.m. | Woodruff Place

Stop by the Bookmark Indy table at the Woodruff Place Flea Market for the chance to chat with Mary from The Magnificent Ambersons and learn about Woodruff Place in the early 20th century. Mary sees and hears all in the Amberson household, so bring your questions!

Partner: Indiana Historical Society

This event is weather permitting. Please check back on the day of the event for any updates. 


Architectural Trivia Contest with Bookmark Indy & Preserve Greater Indy

October 13, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. | Centerpoint Brewing Company

Join us Wednesday, October 13th, at Centerpoint Brewing in the Circle City Industrial Complex for our annual architectural history trivia contest! This year, Preserve Greater Indy is co-hosting the event with Indiana Humanities to celebrate their Bookmark Indy project.

We’ll begin at 6:30. Gather your Indianapolis & history-loving friends to test your knowledge! Teams are limited to 4 participants. Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register yourself or your team via the eventbrite link. Please wear a mask and follow Centerpoint Brewing’s covid guidelines.

Partner: Preserve Greater Indy


Report Back.

Read the location passage. What questions would you ask the author? What would help you understand the author's viewpoint?

Added TEXTure.

Writing is about more than just words. Look around to discover what textures are most prevalent in this place. Do a texture rubbing using a piece of paper and a crayon or pencil.

In the Margins.

What inspires you most about this place? Draw a quick doodle of it in the margin of one of your books.

Found sound.

Walk around the location and record the sounds of surroundings. Did what you hear depend on what time you visited?

Backward / Forward.

Cities change—what did your location look like in 1920? What will it look like in 2120?


Find another perspective by walking to a different spot around this location. Do you notice anything new? Which of your five senses notices a change first?

Strike a Prose.

Write a short passage describing how this place inspires you.

Love Letter / BreakUp Letter.

Think about your relationship with the place you’re visiting or perhaps with your own neighborhood. Is it time to commit? Or time to let go? Write a letter as if you’re speaking directly to the place you have in mind.

Field Notes.

Explore your stream of consciousness by writing down every thought that enters your mind.