Author Philip Gulley to visit, speak in Hope April 16

Nationally known Hoosier author and Quaker clergyman Philip Gulley’s latest novel? It’s “A Place Called Hope.”

Then it seems natural that Danville’s Gulley will visit and speak in Hope on April 16. Gulley is scheduled to read to kindergarten-through-second graders at Hope Elementary School at 9:15 a.m. that day. Afterward, he will spend time with third- through sixth-graders and local residents.

Gulley, a columnist for Indianapolis monthly magazine, is the author of a number of books, including “I Love You, Miss Huddleston,” “Porch Talk” and spiritual works such as “If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus.” He has visited the area often for fundraisers and other gatherings, and his books have been the focus of Bible studies in area church for several years.

He last appeared in Hope on Nov. 12, when visiting the Hope Branch of the Bartholomew County Public Library.

Organizers of the April 16 event hope to make such guest appearances a biannual event.

Information: 812-546-5001, ext. 202

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.