Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Bob Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin
Bob & Tanya: A Father and Daughter
Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin present this father/daughter joint exhibit,
offering representations and interpretations of environments that their family
has shared over the decades.
Saturday, October 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Meet the Authors, Reading and Book Signing – Joyce Brinkman & Carolyn
Seasons of Sharing: A Kansen Renku Collaboration
Former Indiana Poet Laureate, Joyce Brinkman, and former Virginia
Poet Laureate, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda,
joined with four international partners (Catherine Aubelle, Flor Aguilera
García, Gabriele Glang, and Kae Morii) to create intimate poetry in an ancient
Japanese form, connecting nature and modern social issues of global scope. Seasons of Sharing offers poetry born of
collaboration, poetry that reaches the universal from distant points of planet
earth. While exploring the richness of seasons, the book metaphorically visits
incidents on the world stage such as climate change, the Arab Spring, and urban
Friday, October 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club
from the area will discuss Confession of
a Buddhist Atheist, by Stephen Batchelor.
Saturday, October 18, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom
Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider serves up hismesmerizing
mélange of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin,
blues, and jazz on our Steinway grand.*
Saturday, October18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Jimmy Storms
90-year-oldJimmy Storms, former member of the
Red Skelton Orchestra and backup pianist for Pat Boone, Connie Francis, and
Fred Astaire, plays a wide selection of old standards on the Steinway grand.*
Friday, October 24 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 –
Village Lights Poetry Nights (with
Special Guests) Open sign-up; open mic. Everyone is invited
to participate. Read your own work or that of a favorite poet. Readers are
welcome to draw from our shelves. MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is
well-known Madison poet, Jill Kelly
Koren. We are pleased to welcome two special guest poets. Nancy
Chen Longvolunteers with the Writers Guild at Bloomington,
hosting a reading series and offering poetry workshops in collaboration with
the public library. Her chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Pronewas published in 2013 by Red Bird Chapbooks.Debra Kang Dean is the
author of two full-length collections of poetry from BOA Editions, a chapbook
of collaborative poetry, and two prize-winning chapbooks, the most recent of
which is Fugitive Blues. She teaches
in the brief-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University and lives
in Bloomington, Indiana.
Saturday, October 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music – John Sheckler
your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain lap
dulcimer crafted with his own hands. Sing-alongs for the kids.*
Saturday, October 25, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Special Event – Indiana Poet Laureate and Friends
Five Corners Poetry Readings: A Poetry Exchange
Indiana Poet Laureate, George Kalamaras, presents the second of his “Five Corners Poetry
Readings,” a series of “exchange” readings being held around the state in order
to promote connection and fellowship among Indiana poets. This particular
exchange will feature five poets from Lake County, Indiana, along with Madison
poet, Jack Ramey. Also participating
will be George Kalamaras and Warsaw, Indiana, folk musician, Megan King.
Tuesday, October 28, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kriss Luckett Ziesemer will read to your young bibliophiles. Selections tailored to the ages
of the audience. Requests taken! Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.
* All music routinely performed at Village Lights Bookstore is original, in the public domain, or licensed through the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Yvonne Davis appears during the Madison Main Street Program Fourth Friday Art Jams under licenses held by the City of Madison with ASCAP, BMI, and SEASAC.