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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.

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Indy Reads Spring 2013 Calendar

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Be sure to attend the events our friends at Indy Reads Bookstore.  Here’s their 2013 calendar.

Feb 1st 6pm – 9pm – Get excited about this year’s Alphabet Affair! Indy Reads presents, in preparation for the annual Alphabet Affair, our first ever One Liners competition. Come deliver your best movie lines for a chance to win two tickets to the Alphabet Affair.

Feb 2nd 1pm – 4pm – Trade School presents a Letter Writing Social, led by Brittany West. Participants will revive the lost art of writing letters. This event requires registration through Trade School Indianapolis.

Feb 4th 7pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

Feb 6th 7 pm– Trade School presents a class on cuddling, led by Mayowa Tomori. This event requires registration through Trade School Indianapolis.

Feb 9th 2-4pm – Typography enthusiasts are invited to come to the first call out meeting for anyone interested in guided exploration of the art of typography.

Feb 9th 6 pm – Brett Wiscons book launch for the novel “Friend or Foe,” first in the Bear Whitman mystery series

Feb 14th 7 pm – Michaal L. L. Collins, poet and former student of Etheridge Knight, will read.

Feb 18th 7 pm – Indy Actors’ Playground performs.

Feb 21st 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

Feb 23rd 4-7 pm – Brad LaMar launches the first of his new young adult series, titled “The Obsidian Dagger.”

Feb 23rd 7 pm – Jen Tucker reads and signs her new comic memoir, “The Day I Lost My Shaker of Salt.”

Feb 28th 7 pm – Roving Cinema presents “The Neverending Story.”

March 1st 7 pm – Indy Jazz Fest’s High School All Stars will perform for First Friday.

March 4th 7 pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

March 5th 7 pm – Dan Wakefield comes to Indy Reads Books to host a screening of “Going All the Way,” based on Wakefield’s novel.

March 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm – IN Conversation records their regular podcast at Indy Reads Books.

March 13th 7 pm – Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, author of “Spark,” will read from and sign copies of her book, published by local small press Engine Books.

March 14th 5 – 7 pm– Lorene Burkhart comes to speak and sign books, including her most recent, “Bootstraps: How Women Pull Themselves Up Through Tough Times.”

March 22nd 7 pm – Indy Reads Books hosts a reading and discussion of Ray Bradbury and “The Martian Chronicles,” as part of a weekend long celebration of the author in conjunction with Bookmama’s and the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.

March 23rd 7 pm – Vouched Presents reading series

March 27th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

April 5th 7 pm – The Indy Jazz Fest High School All-Stars perform for First Friday.

April 7th 7 pm - Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

April 13th 7pm – Butler University MFA Reading Series

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

April 25th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series