The Michigan City Public Library is proud to announce the Writing Out Loud 34th Season lineup for Fall 2018. All programs are at 7:30pm and are followed by a reception hosted by the Friends of the Michigan City Public Library and a book signing. Programs are supported with funds by the Patrons of Writing Out Loud, the Michigan City Public Library Endowment Fund, and the Friends of the Library. Writing Out Loud was created in 1984 with a grant from Indiana Humanities. Since then over 136 authors have appeared at the library. The Next event will be Jaimy Gordon, Saturday, September 15, 7:30pm: Jaimy Gordon is the National Book Award-winning author of Lord of Misrule. Her third novel, Bogeywoman, was on the Los Angeles Times Best Books List for 2000, as well as on Context’s booksellers’ list of the Most Important Works of Fiction published that year. Jaimy was born and raised in Baltimore, a city which figures prominently in Bogeywoman. Her second novel, She Drove Without Stopping, was published in 1990. Often described as a woman’s road novel, the book was an American Library Association Notable Book for 1990, and in 1991 it won the author an Academy-Institute Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Gordon is also the author of a novella, Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue (Burning Deck), a narrative poem, The Bend, The Lip, The Kid (Sun), and the underground fantasy classic, Shamp of the City-Solo.