Exploring Imagination: A Public Conversation with Julie Dash, Brian D. McLaren, and Richard Rodriguez

Sunday, November 2, 2008 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Butler University, Clowes Memorial Hall
, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Panel
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Youth (middle/high school)
Julie Dash, Brian McLaren, Richard Rodriguez, Scott Russell Sanders

Event Description:

What realities do we imagine for ourselves, our families, our communities? How might our individual and collective imaginations create the reality we desire? Where, in fact, does imagination reside, and who or what is cultivating its practice? What is needed to unleash public imagination in ways that benefit our communities’ economic, social, and cultural health?

Eavesdrop on a spontaneous exchange among three nationally known figures from the arts, humanities, and religion as they discuss the festival theme, Exploring Imagination. Join Julie Dash, producer, writer, and director; Brian D. McLaren, author, songwriter, and national religious leader; and Richard Rodriguez, awardwinning essayist and author, for an invigorating discussion moderated by Indiana author Scott Russell Sanders. 

Admission is free, but tickets are required (available September 15).

  • Get up to four tickets per person by visiting the Clowes Memorial Hall box office on the Butler University campus, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. Box office hours are 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Saturday. For information only, call 317-940-6444 or 800-732-0804.
  • Group tickets for 10 or more people are available by calling Spirit & Place at 317-278-3623.
  • If supplies last, tickets might be available at Clowes Memorial Hall on the day of the event. Clowes will honor a line beginning at 1:00 p.m. Those in line will fill any vacant seats as of 1:45 p.m. Outside doors open at 1:00 p.m., and books will be on sale before and after the event.Questions? Call 317-278-3623 or e-mail