News Release: Bestselling author David Grann to speak at NETWORK lunch event May 20 at Eiteljorg
“Killers of the Flower Moon” writer will address historic and current issues of racial injustice
INDIANAPOLIS — David Grann, writer at the New Yorker magazine and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon will speak in person at a special introductory luncheon meeting by the group NETWORK at the Eiteljorg Museum at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 20.
Grann’s presentation will illuminate his nonfiction book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, which chronicles the shocking murders of members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma in the 1920s.
Grann’s bestselling book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, is a true crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. With 49 weeks on The New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, it was a finalist for the National Book Award and ranked #1 on both Shelf Awareness and Amazon’s Single Best Books of the Year. The PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book club, “Now Read This,” selected Killers of the Flower Moon for their February 2018 read. Following a highly publicized bidding war for the film rights, the film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon is set to be released sometime in 2022, with Martin Scorsese as director and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
NETWORK, or New Energy to Work Out Racial Kinks, is a project of the Leora Brown School, the rehabilitated 1891 Corydon Colored School that was adapted for reuse as a cultural and educational center in Corydon, Ind., in 1993. NETWORK is a public educational forum that was established in Louisville, Kentucky in 1990 to encourage the discussion of race in a respectful manner. NETWORK was so popular in Louisville that it was replicated in Lexington, Kentucky and in Southern Indiana. The May 20 event is designed to introduce the NETWORK concept to an Indianapolis audience, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a partner in the meeting.
“As an institution focused on the diverse arts, histories and cultures of Native America and the American West, the Eiteljorg Museum is honored to be able to partner with NETWORK for their inaugural event in Indianapolis. We look forward to hosting David Grann’s presentation about a tragic chapter in American history that is important for the public today to understand and reflect upon,” said Alisa Nordholt-Dean, vice president for public programs and Beeler family director of education at the Eiteljorg Museum.
Reservations for Grann’s May 20 luncheon presentation at the Eiteljorg are required, and the deadline to register is May 16. Individual reservations are $45 and a group of 10 is $450; lunch is included. To attend without ordering lunch, reservations are $25. To register, visit this link:
https://eiteljorg.org/eiteljorg-events/lunch-with-david-grann-at-the-eiteljorg-museum/. Validated parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage. Additional support for the event comes from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Arts Council of the City of Indianapolis
About David Grann: Here is a short bio of author David Grann provided by his publicist, ICM Partners:
“David Grann doesn’t just produce captivating stories — he lives them. Whether crossing the ocean on a skiff or trekking for months through the Amazon, Grann immerses himself in his reporting to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other. Known for his compelling and irresistible stories, Grann has been called “the man Hollywood can’t stop reading” by Entertainment Weekly, with four of his New Yorker articles adapted for the screen. Killers of the Flower Moon spent 49 weeks on The New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and ranked #1 on Amazon’s Single Best Books of the Year. One of his New Yorker stories, “Trial by Fire,” won a George Polk award for outstanding journalism and a Silver Gavel award for fostering the public’s understanding of the justice system.”
About the Eiteljorg: A cultural pillar for nearly 33 years in downtown Indianapolis’ scenic White River State Park, the Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the arts, histories and cultures of the Native peoples of North America and of the American West by telling amazing stories. Located on the Central Canal at 500 West Washington St., the Eiteljorg is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. It was named one of the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best Indiana Attractions.
NETWORK Media Contact:
To arrange media interviews with author David Grann, contact:
Maxine F. Brown
President, The Leora Brown School, Inc.
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