Author Philip Gulley will speak at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 6:00-7:30 PM in Strassweg Auditorium. This conversation with Philip Gulley, a Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree, is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program, sponsored by Indiana Humanities with support from The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library applied to the Novel Conversations Speakers Program to have a noted Indiana author come speak, and was selected to host an event with author Philip Gulley.

Philip Gulley is a pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Indiana. He studied theology and sociology at Marian University and received his Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary. An eclectic author, Gulley has now written 20 books, including the acclaimed “Harmony” series, chronicling life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana. Philip Gulley has served as a Quaker pastor for 30 years, currently at Fairfield Friends Meeting in Camby, Indiana. He also writes the popular monthly “Home Again” column for Indianapolis Monthly and is a regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post. For more information about Philip Gulley, visit

Gulley’s latest fictional series, the “Hope” series, continues the exploits of Quaker pastor Sam Gardner, first introduced in the “Harmony” series. The Library will host a book discussion for A Place Called Hope, part of the “Hope” series, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 PM in Strassweg Auditorium. Visit the Reference Services Desk to pick up a copy of the book, or call 812-949-3523 to reserve your copy.
Destinations Booksellers will have a selection of titles by Philip Gulley for purchase at the event on Thursday, May 4, for signing by the author after his talk. Members of the public are invited to bring their own copies of Philip Gulley’s books for signing as well.

About the Novel Conversations Speakers Program
Indiana Humanities awarded nonprofit organizations the opportunity to host a speaker from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award program of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The Indiana Authors Award recognizes the contributions of Hoosier authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, its goal is to elevate the written arts in Indiana, inspiring Hoosiers’ love of reading and drawing greater attention to “home-grown” literary achievement.

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds, and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read, and talk. One of those programs is Novel Conversations, a free lending library with sets of books available to book clubs, public libraries, and organizations seeking to pursue and discuss new knowledge. Learn more at