7 Wednesday / August 7, 2019

Drool in the Pool

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Aug 8
Mills Pool 1100 W 14th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

The dog days of summer are not over yet! Mills Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days of swimming for your canine friends. The first evening features dog paddling fun and lots of tennis balls and other toys. The second evening is filled with a variety of entertaining contests and more swimming and playing. Various pet-related businesses and organizations will be on hand during the second night only. Dog guards are on duty to supervise any dogs gone wild. Both the shallow play area and the main pool are open for all dogs to enjoy; the deep end is closed.

Animals / Outdoors

7 Wednesday / August 7, 2019

Writers Guild Spoken Word Stage

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

Writers Guild Spoken Word Series
featuring Michael Luis Dauro (poetry), Rachel Ronquillo Gray (poetry), Jen Maher (fiction/memoir)
music by Urban Deer ORTET (experimental/mod classical)
+ an open mic
$5 suggested donation

At Indiana University, Dr. JEN MAHER’s area of expertise covers gender and popular culture; second and third wave feminism; gender and modern memoir, feminist history/theory, the politics of assisted reproduction, and femininity and horror. She is the winner of two campus-wide teaching awards and is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Gender Studies. She writes personal essays at the intersection of academia and popular culture. Her work has been collected in three anthologies, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Born and raised in rural Nevada, RACHEL RONQUILLO GRAY is a Kundiman, Pink Door, and VONA fellow. Her work is forthcoming or appears in Tinderbox Poetry, Hyphen Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, Digging Through the Fat, Radar Poetry, and other places. She currently lives, writes, and makes food in Bloomington, Indiana. You can find her at medusaironbox.com and on Instagram or Twitter @medusaironbox.

MICHAEL DAURO is a poet, tarot-slinger, and beekeeper living in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a Millay Colony Resident Artist, Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship finalist, Pushcart Prize nominee, and a CantoMundo fellow. His work has appeared in As/Us, StoryScape, At Length, Phantom Drift, Rattle, Sonora Review, and others. Michael is currently working on his speculative epic, Sierra Amnezia. He’s also totally non-ironically into spaghetti westerns and pro wrestling.

ORTET combines ambient field recordings and spoken word samples with an improvisational musical sound bed, exploring the edges of music, culture, and location. Its first release, PARIS SUITE, on URBAN DEER RECORD CVLT is available now at www.urban-deer.com.

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