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Philip Gulley comes to Portland

Tuesday, October 2nd

Jay County Public Library and Arts Place, Inc. are partnering to bring Indiana author and Quaker pastor Philip Gulley to Portland in two special FREE events. Copies of one of Gulley’s titles are available to purchase at a discount at each location. Gulley will sign books during his visit.

Booklist compares Philip Gulley to Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry and Kathleen Norris. “He writes as cleanly as they, and perhaps with greater range, encompassing the tooth fairy, cheap shoes, middle-age spread, chairs, and simplicity.”


The Writing Craft: Words About Words
4:00-5:30 pm at the library

Author Philip Gulley offers ideas for writers to cultivate and market their work in this workshop devoted to the art and business of writing.
Register by September 29th with the library or contact for more information:
In person or by mail at 315 N. Ship St. Portland, IN 47371
By phone 260-726-7890
By email

An Evening with Philip Gulley 7:00 pm at Arts Place Portland Center
Gulley tells of his career and offers funny yet poignant stories of small-town life.
No registration necessary
Arts Place Portland Center 131 E. Walnut St., Portland, IN 47371

Philip Gulley is the author of the Harmony series of novels and other collections of tales.  The library owns many of Gulley’s books—novels, essays, memoirs, theology— and can request more copies through Evergreen. Learn more about Gulley at his website .

Jay County Public Library  Portland, Indiana