Indy Writers Group

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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Founded in 2004 by Kate Chaplin, the Indy Writers’ Group is a supportive community of published and pre-published writers of all genres. IWG offers workshops, signings, and bi-monthly meetings for critique and support. IWG is a diverse group with strengths in various areas, such as self-publishing, e-publishing, small presses, freelance writing, technical writing, editing, etc. Within the network of in person events and online you’ll find a community of writers with various backgrounds and experiences that understand the pitfalls and success that plague writers today. Our group can be found Here on Yahoo Groups

Monday, August 18, 2008

First They Came For selected for the Indy Awards!!

The powerful human-rights inspired film by Kate Chaplin will be showcased in a one-night film festival celebrating Indiana’s films & filmmakers. First They Came for…will be one of the 12 films showing at this year’s INDY Awards.

Joe Shearer from calls First They Came for… “A film with classic themes with a lot of relevance today.” He goes on to say, “It's a very American film, touching on themes of justice, universal freedom from harassment, oppression and imprisonment…”

Inspired by the poem by Reverend Martin Niemoller of the same name, First They Came for… is set in a not so distant future where a nondescript regime takes away innocent people while one man struggles between standing up for what’s right and saving himself. Screened as an official Selection at the Indiana Festival of Independent Film and The Really Big Short Film Festival.

ABOUT THE FILM MAKER: Named a "Naptown notable resident" by as well as one of the "most talented writers around today" by the Writer's Page, Kate Chaplin is an award-winning author and filmmaker whose projects have appeared on MTV, local television, film festivals, in print and online. She is the author of The Belief Test and the writer/director of short films such as LOSS and First They Came for… She is the President of the Indy Writers' Group and a proud mother of two beautiful girls. Kate proudly resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 2008 INDY AWARDS September 27, 7-10 PM, Laikin Auditorium - Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260. Admission $8 / $5 IFS members. Tickets available at the door. For more information, and a complete list of the this year’s films, see the Indiana Film Society's website

For more information about First They Came for, future Karmic Courage Productions, or to schedule an interview, contact Kate Chaplin at

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