The Putnam County Library invites all members of the community to enjoy for free its special night, "A Conversation with the Artists: Norbert Krapf, Richard Fields and Gordon Bonham," scheduled for Friday, Oct.5 at the library, located at 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for hors d' oeuvres and exhibition of the photographs. The program will begin at 7 p.m.
The free event will help celebrate the book release of "Songs in Sepia and Black and White" by former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf and photographer Richard Fields.
Musician Gordon Bonham, a recent headliner at the Crown Street Music Festival over Labor Day weekend, will accompany Krapf's reading, while photographs by Fields will be on display.
IU Press describes "Songs in Sepia and Black and White" as "a collaboration born of a shared love of music, photography, poetry and Indiana. Richard Fields' black and white and sepia photos are evocative imaginings of Norbert Krapf's poems, visual metaphors that extend and deepen their vision. Krapf's poems pay tribute to poets from Homer and Virgil to Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Wendell Berry, and to singer-songwriters such as Woody Guthrie and John Lennon. They also explore the poet's German heritage, question ethnic prejudice and social conflict and praise the natural world."
Bonham, Indiana guitarist and bluesman, has been collaborating with Norbert since 2008 and has performed with such greats as Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Solomon Burke and B.B.King.