Well, it would be a crime if you missed our pal Frank Bill, author of Crimes In Southern Indiana and the upcoming novel Donnybrook, at the University of Indianapolis tonight. Frank is reading and answering your questions as part of UIndy’s Kellogg Writers Series.

Especially if you’re a young writer, Frank is an inspiration. He didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer and never went to MFA school; in fact, he still holds down a day job that doesn’t have anything to do with writing. But he worked his tail off for a decade, piled up the rejections, and finally got the sort of book deal every writer dreams of.

Plus, he’s a damn nice guy. Especially for a guy whose stories make Pulp Fiction seem like Little Women.

The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. at Schwitzer Student Center, Hall A, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., on the UIndy campus. The event is free, and you can call (317) 788-3251 or visit www.uindy .edu/arts to find out more. No excuses.