March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Ellen Munds

Sponsored by the Endowment for Storytelling Arts of Indiana
In collaboration with the Indiana Writers Center
Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Door, $15 for high school and college students with valid ID
Purchase tickets online or call 317-232-1882
Signed for the deaf and hearing impaired

MintonSparksJohnJacksoncompressedMinton Sparks fuses music, poetry, and her intoxicating gift for storytelling to paint word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and the places she knows like the back of her hand. “Imagine, if you will, Flannery O’Connor and the ghost of Hank Williams having an affair that results in the birth of an illegitimate child…I have seen Minton Sparks, and if she’s not the ghost child of the woman who wrote ‘Wise Blood’ and the man who sang ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,’ then cotton doesn’t grow in a cotton field,” raved Garden & Gun writer Marshall Chapman.

Minton Sparks is a wildly original poet, performance artist, novelist, teacher, and essayist born in a Tennessee college town and raised among her Southern family in and around Arkansas. Her appearances range from the prestigious Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival all the way to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the American Songbook Series at Lincoln center in New York City. In addition to writing and performing, Minton teaches a writing/performance workshop at universities and professional organizations across the country. To learn more about Minton Sparks, visit her website.