Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Jane Andreasen
Sacra Systemata As a part of the Village Lights Young Artist
Series, Madison native and Earlham College graduate, Jane Andreasen,presents
a series of works in mixed-media and pencil, utilizing anatomical illustration
and iconographic imagery.
Saturday, April 5, 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.*
Friday, April 11, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
POETPALOOZA 2014: A Tri-State Poetry Summit Village Lights will host POETPALOOZA 2014: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April
11th, through Saturday, April 12th, with hourly readings and signings by recognized
poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including Poets Laureate past and
present of Kentucky and Indiana. The event will host the launch of the latest books
by Ohio poet, Michael Henson, and Kentucky Poet Laureate emeritus, Richard
Taylor. This year’s Featured Independent Publishers are Dos Madres Press of
Ohio and Broadstone Books of Kentucky. There will be live music* with local folk
groups, The Chestnuts and Greg Ziesemer & Kriss Luckett, and an exhibit of
artworks by Richard Taylor. All are invited to participate in Saturday night’s
closing event, an open mic Poetry Slam with judging by The Reservoir Dogwoods. Poetpalooza
will be in a flow-through format held during regular business hours, so come
for one, or come for all!
2014 – SCHEDULE
music with The Chestnuts
R. Cope (KY)
launch, Richard Taylor, Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1999-2001
Elles, Jill Kelly Koren, Kay Stokes (IN)
music with Greg Ziesemer & Kriss Luckett
launch, Michael Henson (OH)
Kalamaras, Indiana Poet Laureate, 2013-2015
Reservoir Dogwoods (IN)
Ammerman, Tony Brewer, Matthew D. Jackson)
Mic Poetry Slam
Friday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Freethinkers Book Club Freethinkers
from the region plan to discuss Jesus,
Interrupted, by Bart D. Ehrman.
April 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. World Book Night Reception We will honor six members of the extended Madison
community who have volunteered to go out into our area on World Book Night,
April 23rd, to give free brand-new books to new or light readers,
especially in underserved places. At the reception, the “givers” will receive
their boxes of books to distribute. Please join us in thanking them.
Saturday, April 19, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider returns with hismesmerizing mélange of American
Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on
our Steinway grand.*
Saturday, April 19, 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.*
Tuesday, April 22, 11:15 a.m. – 12:12 p.m.
Jill Kelly Koren reads
to young book lovers. Selections are tailored to the ages of the audience.
Requests taken! Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.
Friday, April 25 (Fourth
Friday Art Jam), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Village Lights Poetry Nights 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, poet Erin Keene,
who teaches in the MFA program of National University and works as the arts and
humanities reporter for 89.3 WFPL, Louisville’s NPR station, where she also
produces the on-air fiction show Unbound and serves as theatre critic.
* 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.