Art Opening Reception – John Huntoon Cesura Hoosier photographic artist, John Huntoon,presents nature-oriented works in color and B&W, produced
using a digital SLR in moments of “complete pause” in the out-of-doors. Exhibit
will run through May 19th.
Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4 POETPALOOZA 2015: A Tri-State Poetry Summit Village Lights will host POETPALOOZA 2015: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April
3rd, through Saturday, April 4th, with hourly readings and signings by
acclaimed poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including published poets
from Madison and Poets Laureate of Kentucky and Indiana. All are invited to
participate in Friday’s 5pm Open Mic Kick-Off. A special feature of this year’s
event will be two 9pm screenings of the award-winning independent film, Proud Citizen, sponsored by the
Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. The screenings are free
and open to the public.
4:00p Richard Taylor,
Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1999-2001
5:00p Frederick Smock
6:00p Curtis Crisler
7:00p Book Launch, Jack
8:00p The Reservoir
(Jason Ammerman, Tony Brewer, Matthew D.
Jackson, Joseph Kerschbaum)
9:00p Film Screening, “Proud Citizen”
Saturday, April 11, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider presents hispotpourri playlist of American
Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on
our Steinway grand.*
Friday, April 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Freethinkers Book Club Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!, by Penn
Saturday, April 18, 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. Special sing-alongs for the kids.*
Friday, April 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Fourth Friday Downtown) Live Music – Yvonne Davis
Join us for some hot and lively jazz with
Madison’s own Yvonne Davis on our
Steinway grand. Requests encouraged! Yvonne appears as part of the Fourth
Friday Downtown line-up of musicians.*
Friday, April 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 special guest poets from Spalding
University’s MFA Program. The Brewhaus
Poets are agroup of friends, kindred souls, who enjoy brewed beverages of all kinds.
Hailing from Bloomington, Louisville, New Albany, and Madison, they are: Nancy
Long, Michael Jackman, Joel Nelson, Drew Pomeroy, Chris Blair, and Angela
Tuesday, April 28, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kriss Luckett Ziesemerwill read to young book lovers. Selections will be tailored to the ages of the
audience. Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.
Saturday, May 2, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daylong Celebration – Independent Bookstore Day 400
bookstores. 16 exclusive books and art pieces. One day only. Join the party! As
members of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, Village Lights
is joining independent bookstores all over the country in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. We will have
special author events, signed and collectible IBD merchandise (while it
lasts!), refreshments, and giveaways. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate
our nation’s independent bookstores. One
day only. Join the party!
Saturday, May 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Special Author
Event (and Taekwondo Demonstration) – Mike
Mullin The Ashfall Trilogy
We welcome Mike Mullin, author of the hugely
popular, young adult, post-apocalyptic Ashfall trilogy. Taylor’s Taekwondo Academy will present
a series of demos, after which Mike will perform a part of Ashfall and finish up by attempting to smash a brick with his bare
hand! He will then attempt to sign books. All of this outside in front of our
store, weather permitting.
Saturday, May 2, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Meet the Author –
Tricia Fields, Mystery Writer The Josie Gray Mysteries Celebrated mystery writer Tricia Fields, winner of the Tony
Hillerman Prize, will be with us to read, talk about her writing, and sign
books. Firebreak, the fourth book in
the Josie Gray Mystery series, has just been released. Tricia Fields was born
in Hawaii but has spent most of her life in small-town Indiana, where her
husband is a state trooper.
* 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 events under licenses held by the City of Madison with ASCAP, BMI, and SEASAC.