THE WRITERS’ CENTER OF INDIANA presents the Altered States Indy Underground Reading at the Irving Theatre.

On Wednesday April 25, in the Irving Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, at 7:00 p.m., the Altered States anthology release event will feature keyboardist Monika Herzig performing music, and authors Karen Kovacik, Craig, O’Hara, and Alyce Miller reading their short fiction on the theme of change.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for music and mingling, the reading will begin at 7:30 p.m., and socializing and music will resume after the reading. The Altered States anthology, author books, Herzig CDs, and Sun King or another featured beer will be available for purchase.

The Irving Theatre is located at 5505 East Washington Street, Indianapolis.

The short fiction anthology Altered States: Sci-fi and Fantasy Stories About Change explores the human experience of change in strange forms.  Things are not as they appear, or not only as they appear.

Monika Herzig, a touring jazz artist, teaches about the music business at IU Bloomington.  Karen Kovacik, Indiana’s current Poet Laureate, directs the Creative Writing Program at IUPUI; Craig O’Hara, fiction writer, teaches writing at Ball State University; and Alyce Miller, fiction writer, lawyer and animal rights activist, teaches creative writing, literature and special topics courses at IU Bloomington. Amy Locklin, the anthology editor, currently teaches creative writing at IUPUI.

The mission of the Writers’ Center of Indiana is to nurture a writing community, to support established and emerging writers, to improve written and verbal communication, and to develop an audience for literature in Indiana. Programs, services, and venue selection reflect its commitment to nurturing the practice of writing and the appreciation of written expression among diverse segments of our community. Originally part of the Free University, the Writers’ Center of Indiana was founded in 1979. Now located in the Indianapolis Art Center’s Cultural Complex in Broad Ripple, the Center offers classes taught by some of Indiana’s best writers and a variety of literary events.  The Indy Underground Reading Series began to be held at community locations in 2005.

For further information about the Writers’ Center of Indiana, call the Center at (317) 255-0710 or visit; for further information about the Irving Theatre, call (317)-356-3355, email, or visit; for further information about the Altered States anthology and artist bios, contact the editor Amy Locklin at