Book and Author Benefit


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Author’s Circle Table

This is a chance for you and 8 guests to sit front row at a table with one of our featured authors! Act quickly, only 5 tables available!

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2018 Featured Authors:

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 A.J. Finn – The Woman in the Window

Joanna Goodman – The Home for Unwanted Girls

Kristin Harmel – The Room on Rue Amélie

Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – The Wife Between Us

Laura Lippman – Sunburn

Dina Silver – No Time to Blink



 About the Event:

The luncheon will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the historic Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, with nearly 1000 guests. The novelists will share their personal account of their new release and approach to writing. The authors will be available to sign book purchases. Proceeds from this event are presented to the Frances Carter Coburn Scholarship Fund, as well as other educational programs at the Christamore House. The event has raised over $2 Million dollars to provide scholarships to more than 950 students from the Indianapolis Haughville neighborhood pursuing undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and vocational training.

Past Notable Authors:

John Grisham, Anna Quindlan, Mary Higgins-Clark, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Sue Grafton, Anita Shreve, David Baldacci, Sue Monk-Kidd, Elizabeth Berg, Meg Waite Clayton, Brett Lott, Norris Church Mailer, Meg Wolitzer, Ann Hood, Phillip Margolin, Melanie Benjamin, Chris Pavone, Ayelet Waldman, Robin Olivera, Jane Green, Marisa de los Santos, Lauren Belfer, Elizabeth Church, and Christina Baker Kline.

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PO Box 40056, Indianapolis IN 46240

Frances Carter Coburn Scholarship

Mrs. Frances Carter Coburn was a Christamore House Guild past president whose efforts were recognized in 1970 with an Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by President Richard Nixon.  In her honor, the Christamore House Guild awards annually need-based scholarships to current and incoming college students who live in the Haughville area or have used services at the Christamore House.  The Frances Carter Coburn Scholarship recipients attend a variety of institutions both inside and outside Indiana and are enrolled in a wide range of college degrees and technical programs.  Most of these students would have a difficult, if not impossible, time pursuing higher education without the assistance of our scholarship programs.  During the 2016-2017 school year, over $80,000 was awarded by the Christamore House Guild in scholarships to 25 students. 

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