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Literary Indiana

What do children’s story creators, social commentator writers, poets, and a Civil War journalist have in common? Indiana.

The authors of the Indiana Author Adventures Trail are primarily in the Indianapolis area. They include Ray Bradbury, Mari Evans, Bill Peet, Theodore Dreiser, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Whitcomb Riley. Their trail locations are within a short distance of each other. The others take us northward through the state. The farthest location is connected to Ambrose Bierce and can be tagged on to the Michigan Author Adventures Trail.

A. Ray Bradbury, Indianapolis

B. Mari Evans, Indianapolis (page in development)

C. Bill Peet, Indianapolis

D. Theodore Dreiser, Indianapolis

E. Kurt Vonnegut, Indianapolis

F. James Whitcomb Riley Museum, Indianapolis

G. Gene Stratton-Porter, Geneva

H. Ambrose Bierce, Bristol

The Indiana Author Adventures Trail below runs south-north. (A majority of the sites are in Indianapolis.)