Hoosier Novels on the Big Screen

Are you an avid reader? Are you a fan of the movies? If so, you can’t miss this event.

Hoosier Novels on the Big Screen highlights Indiana authors whose books have been adapted to film, including some of the most popular and critically acclaimed movies of all time.

The Indiana Mizzou Crew is sponsoring this event at the Indiana State Library, 315 W Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Mizzou alumnus Dan O’Brien is a former Emmy award-winning television sportscaster and freelance writer who lives in Greenwood. He has also authored the screenplay Rube, the story of one of baseball’s greatest pitchers.

Learn about the rich variety of novels penned by Hoosier authors which have made it to the big screen over the last several decades from Indiana’s Golden Age of Literature until the present day.

Here are reviews from some who have seen O’Brien’s presentation.

“Well prepared and researched. Clearly knew the topic and did the entire presentation without notes.”

“I like that he’s not all seriousness, he’s lighthearted but informative.”

“Well researched, well presented with narrative, slide show, and film clips.”

“Excellent presentation and very interesting…..had no idea of the Indiana influence on Hollywood.”

Come see for yourself and learn about some of Indiana’s literary history.

Missouri Women’s Basketball vs. IUPUI


Mizzou had a good crowd show up on Sunday, Dec. 4 when the Mizzou Women’s Basketball team took on IUPUI. It was a disappointing ending, but alumni, including some members of the Indiana Mizzou Crew, were glad to be able to watch the Tigers in action.

Head Coach Robin Pington, along with players Sophie and Lindsay Cunningham, took time to pose with some of the Mizzou crowd that showed up.

Sophie Cunningham Cunningham notched 13 points, reaching double figures for the eighth time in nine games.

You can read about the game on the women’s basketball website.

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