2 Sunday / February 2, 2020

Ground ‘Dog’ Day Book Launch

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
BloomingTea
http://www.btowntea.com

On Sunday, Feb 2, Ground ‘Dog’ Day, BloomingTea will host the launch of a new pet memoir by Bloomington writer and Bloom contributor Lee Ann Sandweiss.

Of “‘Lock Ness! And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie” (BookLocker 2019) writer and former IU creative writing professor Alyce Miller wrote: “For anyone who has ever loved and been loved by a dog, this intimate story of companion Nessie and her adventures will ring true. Sandweiss offers up a generous portrait of her mischievous and endearing best friend, as well as the resounding effects of the eventual embodied loss we all must reckon with.”

Please come for tea, cookies, and conversation. Books will be available for sale and signing; sales benefit the St. Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue (STLSTR), a non-profit that finds forever homes for Scotties and other terriers throughout the Midwest.

Animals / Speakers / Spoken Word

5 Wednesday / February 5, 2020

Writer Guild Spoken Word Series

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Bear's Place
https://www.writersguildbloomington.com

Writers Guild Spoken Word Series
featuring Jennifer Sue Payne (poetry), Antonia Matthew (prose), Bonnie Maurer (poetry)
music by Sitar Outreach Ministry (psychedelic sitar)
+ an open mic
$5 suggested donation

JENNIFER PAYNE is a multi-disciplinary artist from Bloomington Indiana. She studied Creative Writing at Indiana University and represented IU in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in 2017. She has participated in her local slam community for 4 years. Jennifer also makes wire wrapped jewelry and operates a small, local, handmade style shop.

ANTONIA MATTHEW, originally from England, has lived in Bloomington since 1968. She is a member of Five Women Poets and with them has published three chapbooks and put out a CD. She grew up during WWII and this informs much of her work. Her play “Home Front,” which is built around the letters that she received from her father, who was fighting in Burma in WWII, has been performed live in Bloomington and is currently being produced in London as a full-cast audio dramatization.

BONNIE MAURER, MFA in poetry, IU, is the author of Reconfigured (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and The Reconfigured Goddess: Poems of a Breast Cancer Survivor (Blurb, 2013). Her poems have appeared in the New York Times; So It Goes, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library Journal; Nimrod International Journal, and others, as well as on IndyGo buses and on the 6th floor ceiling of St. Vincent Hospital cancer wing in Indianapolis. She works in Indy for Arts for Learning as a poet-in-the-schools and community, as a copy editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal, and as an Ai Chi (aquatic flowing energy) instructor. Maurer was a finalist for the 2020 Indiana Poet Laureate and currently nominated for a Pushcart prize. She is an avid welder using recycled objects from local junkyards and bike shops. Contact bmaurer@ibj.com.

In the hazy basements of local analog havens, an audio experience has been blooming at a remarkably organic rate. SITAR OUTREACH MINISTRY, comprised of a sitar, electric guitar, and numerous unique instruments, has been planting the seeds of meditative grooves for many years in the Bloomington scene and impact listeners new and old.

Comedy / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / LGBT / Live Music / Speakers / Spoken Word

10 Monday / February 10, 2020

Digging in Their Heels

07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium
https://cardinalstage.org/event/digging-in-their-heels/

Cardinal Stage present’s Sally Perkins’ original one-woman show, Digging in Their Heels, for two nights only, February 10 & 11, at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay.

When: February 10 & 11 at 7:00 PM
Where: Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay
Tickets: $15 General Admission. Tickets available at cardinalstage.org

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with Digging In Their Heels, The Story of Women’s Suffrage Told In A Way You’ll Never Forget! If Susan B Anthony and her pals had iPhones, Twitter, and Uber drivers, maybe it wouldn’t have taken 72 years to win the vote. Maybe. Sally Perkins imagines the suffragists with modern technology as she takes her audiences through the 72-year journey in this interactive, hilarious, and poignant story, revealing the suffragists’ struggles, strategies, racism, and endurance.

Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Civic Affairs / Comedy / Entertainment / Exhibits / LGBT / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

11 Tuesday / February 11, 2020

Digging in Their Heels

07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium
https://cardinalstage.org/event/digging-in-their-heels/

Cardinal Stage present’s Sally Perkins’ original one-woman show, Digging in Their Heels, for two nights only, February 10 & 11, at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay.

When: February 10 & 11 at 7:00 PM
Where: Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay
Tickets: $15 General Admission. Tickets available at cardinalstage.org

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with Digging In Their Heels, The Story of Women’s Suffrage Told In A Way You’ll Never Forget! If Susan B Anthony and her pals had iPhones, Twitter, and Uber drivers, maybe it wouldn’t have taken 72 years to win the vote. Maybe. Sally Perkins imagines the suffragists with modern technology as she takes her audiences through the 72-year journey in this interactive, hilarious, and poignant story, revealing the suffragists’ struggles, strategies, racism, and endurance.

Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Civic Affairs / Comedy / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / LGBT / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

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