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Indy Reads Books Weekly Calendar Update

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March 26th 7 pm – Performer Chris Arnott brings his acclaimed storytelling series, “Get to the Point,” all the way from New Haven to the Indy Reads Books stage. Here’s how Arnott describes the series: “I want to honor the current idea of what storytelling means—the cathartic personal anecdotes and amusing modern adventures which fuel The Moth and This American Life—but I’m also a theater guy, a history buff, a voracious reader and the son of a Classicist. So I want to open the series to monologues, myths, orations, poetry, performance art and, as they say, more.”

March 27th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series. Terry Kirts presents the latest installment in the series featuring student and community writers performing fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

April 1st 7 pm - Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public. Participants will be met each month with a special guest writer, who will put attendees to the test with craft exercises. Afterward, small group workshops will come together for an end discussion about writing and the work produced that evening.

April 5th 7 pm – Indy Jazz Fest brings a unique, all-ages show to be performed for First Friday. Join us as Indy Reads Books turns into the city’s only underage jazz club, with some of the best young performers you’ll ever see.

April 6th 2 – 4 pm – Indy Type hosts their second ever meeting to talk typography. Amateurs, professionals, and typography enthusiasts of all stripes are encouraged to attend for an afternoon of discussion and exercises.

April 9th 7 – 8:15 pm – Mandy Vickery, of the Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, will lead a meditation class. Everyone is invited to attend this class, titled “Work Without Worry” and free to the public. More on Mandy Vickery and the Buddhist Center can be found online at meditation-indianapolis.org.

April 11th 6 pm – In conjunction with the Dyslexia Institute of Indianapolis, Ray Boomhower will present his newest book, “The People’s Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana.” Focusing on Jontz’s life and career, Boomhower will also speak on how he came to write this book and his research process. Come hear the unique story of how Jontz grew up in Indianapolis and came to be involved in the environmental movement, his three terms in congress, and his ultimate career fighting for the working people and environment of Indiana.

April 15th 7 pm – Indy Actor’s Playground performs at Indy Reads Books. Hosted by Lou Harry and Bill Simmons, this play reading features a rotating cast of local actors from the IRT, Phoenix Theater, Theater on the Square, and many others, performing a play reading in an intimate setting. No props, no preparation, just great actors selecting and reading the plays they’ve always wanted to perform.

April 18th 6 pm – 8 pm – Indiana Young Writers present a student reading.

April 25th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series. Terry Kirts presents the latest installment in the series featuring student and community writers performing fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

April 27th 4 pm – Professional origami artist Brian K. Webb visits Indy Reads Books! Whether you’re an experienced origami artist or are still trying to perfect your first paper crane, come learn tips and tricks about the fascinating art of paper folding!

May 3rd 7 pm – The Indy Jazz Fest High School All-Stars perform for First Friday. Join us as Indy Reads Books turns into the city’s only underage jazz club, with some of the best young performers you’ll ever see.

May 6th 7 pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public. Participants will be met each month with a special guest writer, who will put attendees to the test with craft exercises. Afterward, small group workshops will come together for an end discussion about writing and the work produced that evening.

May 10th 7:30 – “A Film to Decrease Worldsuck – The Nerdfighters Documentary” has its Indianapolis premier at Indy Reads Books. Author John Green and his brother Hank, known online as the beloved VlogBrothers, have developed a massive following through their postings on YouTube. Using their influence for good, the VlogBrothers have encouraged their fans to ‘decrease worldsuck,’ and make the world a more awesome place to be. This documentary follows the Nerdfighters (how VlogBrothers fans are collectively known) and how they’ve striven to make the world a better place to be.

May 17th, 7 pm – Restoration Press presents an evening of poetry with a group of renowned local poets, including JL Kato, Mary Sexson, Dan Carpenter, and Thomas Alan Orr.

June 1st 6 – 9 pm – Help Trade School Indy kick off their next great year of the most diverse, interesting classes in the city! Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve previously participated in a class or are interested in learning more about teaching and participating in this barter based program operating around Indianapolis.

Alex Mattingly
Indy Reads Books - Manager
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