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10 Thursday / May 10, 2018


05:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Skirt & Satchel

Whether you’re a young professional at your first job or an experienced business pro, mark your calendar for an event that will give you the opportunity to refresh the business side of your life.

Join us for Re:work on May 10 from 5–7:30 p.m. for a great opportunity to refresh your mindset, style, and personal brand while meeting new like-minded people from Bloomington.

Head to our events page on Facebook for more details.

Business / Education / Speakers

10 Thursday / May 10, 2018

Players Pub Spoken Word Series

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Players Pub

Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
Featuring the Reservoir Dogwoods: Jason Ammerman, Tony Brewer, and Matthew Jackson
Music (and poetry) by Matt Hart & NEVERNEW


MATT HART is the author of seven books of poems, including most recently Radiant Action and Radiant Companion. An eighth collection Everything Breaking for Good is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018. Hart’s poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Big Bell, Harvard Review, Jam Tarts Magazine, jubilat, Lungfull!, and POETRY, among others. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and the Chair of Liberal Arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He plays guitar and shouts in the band NEVERNEW.

NEVERNEW makes high energy, melodic racket + noise (mostly in Cincinnati) (mostly in basements). They love IPAs, hard cider, books and nonsense. They’ve been playing together off and on for 25 years, but this time it’s for real. Believe it! www.nevernew.net.

The RESERVOIR DOGWOODS is a spoken word trio that has been bringing a unique style of collaborative live performance to classrooms, theatres, street fairs, bars, and butcher shops since 2008. With a saucy blend of humor, drama, street smarts, literary acumen, homespun wisdom, worldly events, personal catharsis, and bawdy pokes at the human condition, the Dogwoods bring enthusiasm and poignancy to every performance. Each has an established individual style — together they are an amplified juggernaut of poetic expression.

JASON L. AMMERMAN (Indianapolis), author of All Grown Up, Microphone or Bust!, and Battle Scarred, has been performing across the Midwest for over twenty years and has been a prime mover in Indy since the end of the last century. He is the cut-offs-sporting construction worker of the group and hammers all yer nails in an aesthetically pleasing fashion. KISS ARMY RULES!

TONY BREWER (Bloomington) is three ornamental Zen rock gardens stacked atop each other and wearing a trench coat. One ticket, please. He is author of The Great American Scapegoat, Little Glove in a Big Hand, and Hot Type Cold Read, and is director of Writers Guild at Bloomington. His one wish is for the genie to get back in the bottle. Go home, Genie, you’re drunk!

MATTHEW JACKSON (Gnaw Bone) delivers a “philosophically tenderizing emphatic knuckle sandwich,” it says here. Inspired by his grandmother (who is neither Waylon Jennings nor Charles Bukowski btw) and an Edgar Allen Poe bust he received as a child, he wipes up Hoosier imagery with a bar towel and squeezes it into a dirty shot glass. He is author of Minding My Chaos and The Sportsman’s Guide to Field Dressing Man. Mmm, nice pairing!

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Spoken Word

10 Thursday / May 10, 2018

Players Pub Spoken Word Series Sponsored by Writers Guild at Bloomington

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The Players Pub

Monthly Spoken Word Series sponsored by Writers Guild at Bloomington.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Spoken Word

10 Thursday / May 10, 2018

Church and State

07:30 pm to 05:00 pm on May 20
Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay

JTB is pleased to present Church and State by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Liam Castellan, at the Ivy Tech Rose Firebay from May 10–20. Performances are May 10, 12, 17, and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and May 20 at 3 p.m.

Three days before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, a Republican senator, played by Stephen Hunt, makes an off-the-cuff remark to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. As his devoutly Christian wife, played by Abby Lee, and his liberal Jewish campaign manager, played by Tess Cunningham, try to contain the damage, this look at how religion, guns, and social media influence our political system is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting. Joined by Jonathan Golomblecki, this cast of four is ready to attack this relevant and highly contemporary play, bringing it to Bloomington audiences.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online through the BCT box office or at the door with cash or check (on a first come first served basis). For more information, please visit us online at jewishtheatrebloomington.com


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