Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Spiritualism Saturday ft. Tarot and Palmistry

This event will feature two different local psychics, Margarette Webb and Yale Bowman. It was developed by Margarette Webb of Hermitic Healing and will serve to bring together like-minded members of the spiritual and magic community in Indianapolis. Each reader will provide affordable readings to attendees (between $10-$15). We'll also have art and collage supplies for those who'd like to make affirmations for themselves as a memento of their reading.

Margarette Webb's spirituality evolved as a way for her to better understand and therefore accept and love herself. Her practice, beyond introspection, is about faith. Faith that things get better, or rather, that your ability to create better circumstances (or bear existing conditions if you have to) will get better. Faith in herself faith and divinity itself, faith in her personal divinity. That's what her business is centered on, the idea that everyone can find this faith in themselves, for themselves. Find them on IG @HermiticHealing and her website hermitichealing.com

Adept hand analyst, palm-reader, born intuitive, and natural shaman, Yale Bowman, makes himself available worldwide from his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. His services are provided in-person, by phone, and online. Specializing in a style of personal intuitive guidance that transcends the realm of traditional psychic-mediumship readings, Yale irreverently accepts (and rejects) all titles, including: seer, medium, shaman, personal coach, psychic to the stars, and every-man's mystic. Learn more about Yale's spirituality here: http://www.relevantreadings.com.

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Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

For Colored Girls Book Club: I'm Telling the Truth but I'm Lying


Join us for our September meeting! We'll be discussing I'M TELLING THE TRUTH BUT I'M LYING by Bassey Ikpi. This meeting will be moderated by Elle Roberts!

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Goodreads synopsis: Bassey Ikpi was born in Nigeria in 1976. Four years later, she and her mother joined her father in Stillwater, Oklahoma —a move that would be anxiety ridden for any child, but especially for Bassey. Her early years in America would come to be defined by tension: an assimilation further complicated by bipolar II and anxiety that would go undiagnosed for decades.

By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, channeling her experiences into art. But something wasn’t right—beneath the façade of the confident performer, Bassey’s mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II.

Determined to learn from her experiences—and share them with others—Bassey became a mental health advocate and has spent the fourteen years since her diagnosis examining the ways mental health is inextricably intertwined with every facet of ourselves and our lives. Viscerally raw and honest, the result is an exploration of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of who we are—and the ways, as honest as we try to be, each of these stories can also be a lie.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Attack! ft Sherwin Bitsui, Natalie Solmer, and Nick Gilmore

Many thanks to the Indiana Writer's Center and Adrian Matejka for helping make this reading possible! This month's Poets Attack! will feature Sherwin Bitsui, Natalie Solmer, and Nick Gilmore.

Sherwin Bitsui, a Diné (Navajo) from the Navajo Reservation in White Cone, Arizona, received an AFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the poetry collections Shapeshift (2003) and Flood Song (2009) and most recently, Dissolve. Steeped in Native American culture, mythology, and history, Bitsui’s poems reveal the tensions in the intersection of Native American and contemporary urban culture. His poems are imagistic, surreal, and rich with details of the landscape of the Southwest. Flood Song is a book-length lyric sequence that explores the traditions of Native American writing through postmodern fragment and stream of consciousness. Bitsui has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Natalie Solmer grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Indianapolis Review, an online journal of poetry and art. She previously worked as a grocery store florist for 13 years and now teaches composition and writing at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis and lives a mile from the famous Indy 500 racetrack. Her work has been published in journals such as Willow Springs, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Cimarron Review, North American Review, Pleiades, and Briar Cliff Review. More of her publications can be found at www.nataliesolmer.com.

Nicholas Gilmore is a staff writer at The Saturday Evening Post. The one that popularized Norman Rockwell and defended the war in Vietnam. He writes about labor history and musicals and everything else but sports. His poetry has been published in the Blue Monday Review and the Columbia Review. Join the DSA.

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Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and tries to pair them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Attack! Performances TBA

Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and tries to pair them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside.

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Queery: Radical Queer Book Club ft. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Join us for this month's Queery conversation around Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.

"One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a relationship that will shake the foundations of Ijeoma's faith, test her resolve and flood her heart.

In this masterful novel of faith, love and redemption, Okparanta takes us from Ijeoma's childhood in war-torn Biafra, through the perils and pleasures of her blossoming sexuality, her wrong turns, and into the everyday sorrows and joys of marriage and motherhood. As we journey with Ijeoma we are drawn to the question: what is the value of love and what is the cost?"
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Queery is a radical queer book club that uses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry as a lens to examine queer theory, social structures, identity, and privilege. We don’t stick exclusively to the traditional queer canon, though. We discuss texts that are not viewed as LGBTQ in addition to pieces that we see as foundations of modern inclusive pedagogy. We read one book a month with rotating discussion leaders.

The folks behind Queery aim for this meet-up to be a crucible of conversation, debate, and activation.
This goes without saying, but we will anyway. Queery is holistically welcoming as long as you are — TERF, xenophobic, etc., this isn’t for you.

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Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

So many of our customers, both new and old, ask us about our basement. Oh, you know Rick kept all the treasure down there. Why can't we go down there? Is there anything down there? Well, here's where we give you the scoop.

The answer is YES, yes there is a lot of stuff in the basement still but we're convinced that we've sifted out the gold we want. But, WHAT GOLD COULD YOU FIND? The possibilities are wild!

For THIS DAY ONLY, we'll have as many crates as we can pull up from the abyss out in the store. Come shop, pick a stack, and make us an offer. We want it gone and you want to buy it!

LET'S MAKE A DEAL!!!!!!!

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Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Attack! Featuring Gabrielle Patterson, Januarie York, and Vinny Corsaro

Join us for this month's Poets Attack event. We'll be featuring local sensations, Gabrielle Patterson, Januarie York, and Vinny Corsaro.

Gabrielle Patterson is a slam poet and motivational speaker who hails from Indianapolis Indiana. She has been working within the Arts and poetry community for the last 10 years, and is the winner of multiple poetry slam competitions all over the country. She has opened for national acts such as R&B singers Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton, along with one of the stars of morning talk show, THE TALK, Sheryl Underwood. In 2013 she was a competitor in the Rustbelt Regional competition and finished in the finals. The title of play write is another aspect of her writing where she takes pride. In 2008, Gabrielle wrote her first play called THE OTHER WOMAN, which was seen in poetry venues in Indianapolis to rave reviews. In 2014, she released her newest play called THE WIZER OF ODD to sold out crowds its opening weekend.

For over a decade, Januarie York has been carving her own lane in poetry, writing and performance art. Januarie is a freelance writer, published author & poet who, in addition to performing original poetry, has produced several of her own spoken word theatrical shows that focus on uplifting and inspiring women. She has released two spoken word albums, one chapbook of poetry, runs an online magazine publication called, "LiT Magazine" and currently operates her own blog, "The I Is Never Silent". She resides in Indianapolis, IN, where she received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and works with the 46208-based organization "The Learning Tree." She is currently putting the final preparation on her first full-length book, "NOMAD", set for Fall 2019.

Vinny Corsaro is an artist based out of Indianapolis. He's a fiction student/poet at Butler's MFA Program, plays music with Moonmen and Maddie and the Roadies, and is heavily involved in the Indianapolis art scene. He's an avid writer, musician, rock climber, and, most importantly person.

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Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and tries to pair them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside.


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Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

For Colored Girls Book Club: The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Join For Colored Girls Book Club for this month’s read, The Confessions of Frannie Langton

A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in this astonishing historical thriller that moves from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London—a remarkable literary debut with echoes of Alias Grace, The Underground Railroad, and The Paying Guests.

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

PointCast Pod Cast: Human Trafficking

COME OUT AND LEARN/SHARE!

Jonathan Young of Stopover and Amanda Lamb, a social worker specializing in helping victims of human trafficking, discuss the growing epidemic OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Indiana and what INDIANA AND YOU CAN DO TO HELP END IT.

But it starts with education. Learn the signs of HUMAN TRAFFICKING, and what you should do if you suspect it.

"One of the number one issues on my heart is human trafficking, which increases in number each year in Indiana. The problem is we arrest the traffickers, and even the victims are charged, sometimes; but the 'Johns' tend to get the lightest charges. While we cannot arrest our way out of this problem, until we address the demand, this will not change," Amanda Lamb

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Queery: Radical Queer Book Club ft The Merry Spinster by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

This month's read will be The Merry Spinster by Daniel Mallory Ortberg.

Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties explains it this way, "Dear Reader: It would, truthfully, be simplest to call the stories in THE MERRY SPINSTER 'retellings,' but that word does not adequately capture their dark alchemy. Daniel Mallory Ortberg has created a Frankenstein's monster of familiar narratives. . .[that swings] between Terry Pratchett's satirical jocularity and Angela Carter's sinister, shrewd storytelling, and the result is gorgeous, unsettling, splenic, cruel, and wickedly smart. I've never read anything quite like them, and I bet, Dear Reader, that you haven't either."

Come hang out and talk about books with us!

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Queery is a radical queer book club that uses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry as a lens to examine queer theory, social structures, identity, and privilege. We don’t stick exclusively to the traditional queer canon, though. We discuss texts that are not viewed as LGBTQ in addition to pieces that we see as foundations of modern inclusive pedagogy. We read one book a month with rotating discussion leaders.

The folks behind Queery aim for this meet-up to be a crucible of conversation, debate, and activation.
This goes without saying, but we will anyway. Queery is holistically welcoming as long as you are — TERF, xenophobic, etc., this isn’t for you.

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Punch! Punch! Punch! Zine Release.

"PUNCH! PUNCH! PUNCH!" is the result of a collaboration between Rabbit Alice and the Thistle Root Consortium, two trans + queer poets and artists based in Indianapolis. "PUNCH! PUNCH! PUNCH!" is the coming of age story of two trans + queer children framed around and through the authors' simultaneous replay of Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green. The story is told through two parallel lines of prose poetry set in multi-media collages.

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Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

IVB & HD Summer Neon Party: Musicians, Magicians, and Mischief


Co-hosted with our bffs Hampton Designs Studio and Shop, this event will feature stand-up comedy, live music, magic, collaborative zine-making, and much more! DEALS of course. And, this will be the OFFICIAL RELEASE of our Slambook Zine from our first year of business. Don't miss a fun as hell day. Bring your neon and your friends!

*EVENT DETAILS*
12-3 PM in IVB, we'll have David Smith performing close-up magic for all who dare to witness!
3-5 in HD The Chase Blackburn Trio will be serenading us with with live jazz.
5-6:30 there will be stand up comedy in IVB featuring Gwen Sunkel, Zain Zaidi, Ryan J. Rader, and Meghann Kennedy.
7-10 in HD catch drag performances from the magnanimous Selena T. West, Kalinda & Tia Mirage Hall with DJ Jfkreuz on the 1s and 2s.
7-8 in IVB you can hear Robin Goodfellow for some sick shreds and psych-o-delic sounds.
And finally IVB will close the night from 8-9 with the bad ass Business Dolls.

Don't hecking miss it friends! & thanks for an incredible first year!

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Basement Players Club Present: Sea to Shining Sea

a Variety Show produced by the Basement Players Club

Come join us for our 7th show in Indianapolis!

Doors open at 6:00

Show 7-8:30

Book Signing/ Artist Networking 8:30-9

Each month our artists create new theme-based work.

In celebration of Americas Birthday, this month we share the ripple effects of our actions, travel, ocean memories, global warming and how you can take small steps to make a big difference. Our Oceans need us ! We are thrilled to share: Storytelling, Spoken Word, Poetry, Live Music, Singing, Dance, Long Form Improv, Local Artist Vendors, Donation Bar, Recycled Art and Straws for Strangers, a new kind of pay it forward. Seating is first come first served!

It's always a night of Magical Fun with the Basement Players!

For More Information please visit Braveisbeauty.com

10% of ticket sales benefit efforts to reduce plastic in our oceans.


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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Attack! ft. Tasha Cotter, Ayla Walter, & More TBA

This month’s poets attack will be featuring Kentucky poet, Tasha Cotter who is releasing her third book of poetry in 2020.

Tasha Cotter's third book of poetry, Astonishments, will be released in 2020 with FutureCycle Press. She is also the author of the poetry collections Some Churches (Gold Wake Press), The Aqua Notebook (Anaphora), and three chapbooks. Her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary Magazine, NANO fiction, and Thrush. A graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Bluegrass Writers Studio, her debut novel Us, in Pieces (co-authored with Christopher Green) will be released in July.

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Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and pairs them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

For Colored Girls Book Club: The Hundred Wells of Salaga

Join us for our discussion of The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah, a novel that follows two women on separate but converging paths on the landscape of pre-colonial Ghana.

"Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that turns her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father's court. These two women's lives converge as infighting among Wurche's people threatens the region, during the height of the slave trade at the end of the 19th century.

Set in pre-colonial Ghana, The Hundred Wells of Salaga is a story of courage, forgiveness, love and freedom. Through the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, it offers a remarkable view of slavery and how the scramble for Africa affected the lives of everyday people." (via Goodreads)

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Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Spiritualism Saturday ft. Tarot Readings, Palmistry, and Past Life Analysis

This event will feature two different local psychics, Margarette Webb and Yale Bowman. It was developed by Margarette Webb of Hermitic Healing and will serve to bring together like-minded members of the spiritual and magic community in Indianapolis. Each reader will provide affordable readings to attendees (between $10-$15). We'll also have art and collage supplies for those who'd like to make affirmations for themselves as a memento of their reading.

Margarette Webb's spirituality evolved as a way for her to better understand and therefore accept and love herself. Her practice, beyond introspection, is about faith. Faith that things get better, or rather, that your ability to create better circumstances (or bear existing conditions if you have to) will get better. Faith in herself faith and divinity itself, faith in her personal divinity. That's what her business is centered on, the idea that everyone can find this faith in themselves, for themselves. Find them on IG @HermiticHealing and her website hermitichealing.com

Adept hand analyst, palm-reader, born intuitive, and natural shaman, Yale Bowman, makes himself available worldwide from his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. His services are provided in-person, by phone, and online. Specializing in a style of personal intuitive guidance that transcends the realm of traditional psychic-mediumship readings, Yale irreverently accepts (and rejects) all titles, including: seer, medium, shaman, personal coach, psychic to the stars, and every-man's mystic. Learn more about Yale's spirituality here: http://www.relevantreadings.com.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Queery: Radical Queer Book Club ft. Orlando by Virginia Woolf!

This month's Queery read is Orlando, the classic gender-bending tale by Virginia Woolf! Join us for a throwback to the cannon and a queer AF book.

"Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Constantinople, awakes to find that he is now a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women."

Queery is a radical queer book club that uses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry as a lens to examine queer theory, social structures, identity, and privilege. We don’t stick exclusively to the traditional queer canon, though. We discuss texts that are not viewed as LGBTQ in addition to pieces that we see as foundations of modern inclusive pedagogy. We read one book a month with rotating discussion leaders.

The folks behind Queery aim for this meet-up to be a crucible of conversation, debate, and activation.
This goes without saying, but we will anyway. Queery is holistically welcoming as long as you are — TERF, xenophobic, etc., this isn’t for you.

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Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

How to Stop Being Scared and Start Getting Published: Hybrid Work

In this edition of our publishing workshop, we'll be discussing different types of hybrid work and how to effectively bring multiple methods of storytelling in one piece. As always, for the last hour, we'll be submitting work online together so please bring a computer! If you don't have one, there is one available at the shop for your use. If you have never submitted work online before, don't fear. You'll be walked through all the tools available to you as a writer to help you get started submitting (and publishing!) your work.

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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Attack! ft. Levi Todd, Sam Herschel Wein, Ryan J. Rader, and Tasha Chopra

For this month's Poet's Attack we are so thrilled to be hosting two wonderful Chicago poets along with some great local talent. Check out Sam Herschel Wein, Levi Todd, Ryan Rader, and the rest TBA!

Sam Herschel Wein lives in Chicago and specializes in aimless frolicking. His first chapbook, 'Fruit Mansion' (Split Lip Press, 2017) was the winner of the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook prize. His second chapbook, 'Gesundheit!,' a collaboration with Chen Chen, is forthcoming with Glass Poetry Press in 2019. He co-runs the journal Underblong. Find him on twitter at @samforbreakfast

Levi Todd is a queer poet and lifelong Chicagoan. They serve as Poetry Editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal and as a relationship health educator. Levi’s work is published or forthcoming in The Shallow Ends, The Ellis Review, Pinwheel, and elsewhere. Say hi on Instagram and Twitter at @levicitodd, and you can read more of Levi’s work at www.levitodd.com. They encourage you to smell a lilac bush today.

Tasha Chopra is a poet, visual artist, and graduate student pursuing her masters at Herron School of Art and Design. She is the co-founder and visual art editor for Turnpike Magazine, an online publication dedicated to positive themes and marginalized voices. She also is a part of Indy Symposium, a group that holds bimonthly open mics and poetry slams at Black Circle Brew. Her poetry focuses on themes of family, identity, and human connection, and some of her work can be found in Genesis Magazine.

Ryan J. Rader is a poet, former member of Indiana and Chicago rock and roll bands, and stand-up comedian with lifetime comedy earnings nearing triple digits.


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Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and pairs them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside.

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Queery: Radical Queer Book Club ft. Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn in a Super Special Cross-Over with For Colored Girls Book Club!

This month Queery will be pushed back one week as our selection is a new release! We'll also be reading alongside For Colored Girls Book Club in a special cross-over edition. More about the book below! Join us.

“When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy’s plans don’t include her overzealous, evangelical mother―or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru.

Beating with the pulse of a long-witheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first―not to give a better life to her family back home. Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self-preservation, hoping for a new start where she can be, and love, whomever she wants. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely’s treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny. Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality, and trying desperately to empathize with her mother’s decision.

Expertly evoking the jittery streets of New York and the languid rhythms of Jamaica, Patsy weaves between the lives of Patsy and Tru in vignettes spanning more than a decade as mother and daughter ultimately find a way back to one another.”

"Queery is a radical queer book club that uses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry as a lens to examine queer theory, social structures, identity, and privilege. We don’t stick exclusively to the traditional queer canon, though. We discuss texts that are not viewed as LGBTQ in addition to pieces that we see as foundations of modern inclusive pedagogy. We read one book a month with rotating discussion leaders.

The folks behind Queery aim for this meet-up to be a crucible of conversation, debate, and activation. 
This goes without saying, but we will anyway. Queery is holistically welcoming as long as you are — TERF, xenophobic, etc., this isn’t for you.

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Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Gluestick Presents: Three Hole Punch! Fundraiser and Mini-Fest!

Gluestick presents Three Hole Punch Arts & Music Festival
Entry: $5 Suggested Donation

Three Hole Punch is an all day festival showcasing some of the best local & regional music and art the Midwest has to offer! It also is a fundraiser for Gluestick, Indianapolis' Zines & Small Publishing Advocate.

~*Artists & Vendors*~
Comic Carnival
Loren Bondurant (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Maria Iqbal
Doctor Doomtone's Dungeon
Alessandra DC
Divided By Zero Books
Feels So Reel Music
Spooky Girlfriend Press
Jacquie Cope
Feel And Heal Poetry
Matthew Barron
Hippie Nerd Creations
Yuri Duncan
Martin Clinch
Uyen Nguyen (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Erik Lundorf
Sean Yager
Grown Ass Kids
Chris Homa (Chicago, Illinois)
S.B. Mulryan
Katie Armentraut (Chicago, Illinois)
Charlie Lentz
Frankie Spring
Sean Dempsey (Chicago, Illinois)
Kate Dobson
Ayla Walter
rabbit v. alice
Lori Leaumont
Justin Runyan
Liana Buszka

~*Musicians*~
**Indoor Stage (Irvington Vinyl & Books)**
11am The Executive Disorders

12pm The Latin For Maple

1pm Crescent Ulmer

2pm Mark Dippel

3pm Oh Europa

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**Outdoor Stage** (Platform Across From IVB)

11am Bel and the Bad Wolves

12pm Anti-Feds

1pm Quiett

2pm D. Strange

3pm The Bee-Cydes

4pm Carmine Dusk

5pm Business Dolls

6pm neal rulez

7pm Mark Tester

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Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

How to Stop Being Scared and Start Getting Published: Self-Publishing verses the Small Press World

So, you want to get published. What’s the benefit of being picked up by a press as opposed to going it alone, publishing and promoting your book yourself? Are there benefits to self-publishing? How much does it cost? What should a press do for its authors? We’ll be answering these questions and more at this month’s publishing workshop. Stop being scared, join us!

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Frequencies: Art Show


We're back with more vibes to carry you into the Spring and Summer! Are you ready? New artwork by our crew of talented artists and new fashion by three wonderful women. Sounds by DJ Hot1ne. It's free!! So come out and support your artists and designers May 17th. 7p-11p. See you there!!

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May
12
5:00 PM17:00

How to Stop Being Scared and Start Getting Published: Plotting Along

This month we’ll discuss how to craft an effective and engaging plot structure. This lesson will apply to fiction AND *poetry! Just because a poem is short, doesn’t mean there isn’t a plot structure in play! Bring some work to submit—as always our last hour will be dedicated to getting our work out into the world. Computers are handy for the workshop, but we have one available for use if need be!

You are a writer no matter—we just hold the space. Two hours a month of dedicated time and community for your craft.

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Queery: Radical Queer Book Club ft. The Year of Blue Water by Yanyi

For Queery this month, we'll be discussing our first poetry text, The Year of Blue Water by Yanyi--winner of the Yale Younger Prize.

Here's more about the book:

"How can a search for self‑knowledge reveal art as a site of community? Yanyi's arresting and straightforward poems weave experiences of immigration as a Chinese American, of racism, of mental wellness, and of gender from a queer and trans perspective. Between the contrast of high lyric and direct prose poems, Yanyi invites the reader to consider how to speak with multiple identities through trauma, transition, and ordinary life.

These poems constitute an artifact of a groundbreaking and original author whose work reflects a long journey self‑guided through tarot, therapy, and the arts. Foregrounding the power of friendship, Yanyi's poems converse with friends as much as with artists both living and dead, from Agnes Martin to Maggie Nelson to Robin Coste Lewis. This instructive collection gives voice to the multifaceted humanity within all of us and inspires attention, clarity, and hope through art-making and community."

Queery is a radical queer book club that uses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry as a lens to examine queer theory, social structures, identity, and privilege. We don’t stick exclusively to the traditional queer canon, though. We discuss texts that are not viewed as LGBTQ in addition to pieces that we see as foundations of modern inclusive pedagogy. We read one book a month with rotating discussion leaders.

The folks behind Queery aim for this meet-up to be a crucible of conversation, debate, and activation. 
This goes without saying, but we will anyway. Queery is holistically welcoming as long as you are — TERF, xenophobic, etc., this isn’t for you.

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May
6
4:30 PM16:30

Pride Poets Attack! ft. Sylvia Thomas <3

This month's Poets Attack! format will deviate a little from our typical structure--BUT FOR A VERY EXCITING REASON.

We'll be hosting the last reading for the Indy Pride Resident Poet competition. The final three contenders from a series that begins Wednesday May 8th at VOCAB and continues into ICONOCLAST the following week on May 16th, will feature at this reading to determine who is crowned victor.

We'll also be featuring local poet Sylvia Thomas who has just released her chapbook, Divine! Join us for this wonderful event.

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Attack! Featuring GennaRose Nethercott, Thistle, & More TBA

Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and pairs them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside. We believe poetry is meant for everybody; that’s why we keep our readings short and our admission free. Poetry For All.

GennaRose Nethercott’s book The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins) was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series for 2017. She is also the lyricist behind the narrative song collection Modern Ballads, and is a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including BOMB, The Massachusetts Review, The Offing, and PANK, and she has been a writer-in-residence at the Shakespeare & Company bookstore, Art Farm Nebraska, and The Vermont Studio Center, among others. A born Vermonter, she tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill (2012), and Dirty Bomb (2015), both from Oberlin College Press. His awards include an NEA Poetry Fellowship, an Indiana Individual Artist grant, and the FIELD Poetry Prize. He teaches at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and is a Senior Editor at River Teeth: A Journal of Narrative Nonfiction.  

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

For Colored Girls Book Club: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Join For Colored Girls Book Club for our April meeting. We will be discussing The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray.
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The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.

Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.

As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important. (via Goodreads)

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Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

GLIBA Spring Forum 2019

The GLIBA Spring Forum is an event to connect with booksellers, authors and publishers to promote new and upcoming book releases. Every year we look forward to bringing, authors, education and bookselling camaraderie to a different city in the Great Lakes Region. Home of some of the best and most iconic independent bookstores in the country. This year we are excited to be hosting our Spring Forum in Indianapolis! All GLIBA members are welcome to attend, as well as non-members interested in joining GLIBA.

PLEASE USE LINK TO REGISTER: https://www.gliba.org/spring-forum-2019.html

GLIBA in partnership with American Booksellers Association will present this year’s Spring Forum.

Featured Author: Jennifer Weiner
Authors: Melanie Benjamin, S.L. Huang, Emmy Kastner, Annie Sullivan, Ilana Regan and more announced soon...

Directly following Spring Forum we will head downstairs for a reception at the super cool Irvington Vinyl & Books.

For a full schedule and RSVP use the event link.

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

RECORD STORE DAY PARTY


Join Irvington Vinyl & Books for our first Record Store Day event! Like most record stores, we'll be hosting live music all day. But if you know us, you know there's always some funky spin on things. Of course, you can expect deep discounts and lots of fun digging crates full of budget vinyl. You can also expect to find something here for everyone on this holiest of days! Here's our schedule of events. Don't miss a thing. Get your RSD releases from our friends at Luna and Indy CD and Square Cat (we love them!) and then come here for the community celebration and the best used vinyl collection in the city! ♥

Acts in Order of Appearance Outdoor Stage!

12 PM: Clint Breeze and the Groove
1:30 PM: Sam Stone
2:30 PM: The Resource Network
3:30 PM: VV Torso
4:30 PM: Robin Goodfellow
5:30 PM: Allison Victoria
6:30 PM: TribeSouL

Acts in Order of Appearance Indoor Stage!

1 PM: Turntable education seminar provided by Affordable Hifi
3 PM: Panel discussion ft. Mariah Ivey, Allison Victoria, Manon Voice, moderated by Ari Beedie on building a more inclusive scene, sponsored by Musical Family Tree
5 PM: Rob Funkhouser ½ hour performance, 1 hour workshop on building your own instrument from found objects

BEER SPONSORED BY Black Acre Brewing Co.!

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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Queery: Radical Queer Book Club ft. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

This month's read will be moderated by Elise Whitaker!

A synopsis from Goodreads: In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

Queery is a radical queer book club that uses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry as a lens to examine queer theory, social structures, identity, and privilege. We don’t stick exclusively to the traditional queer canon, though. We discuss texts that are not viewed as LGBTQ in addition to pieces that we see as foundations of modern inclusive pedagogy. We read one book a month with rotating discussion leaders.

The folks behind Queery aim for this meet-up to be a crucible of conversation, debate, and activation.
This goes without saying, but we will anyway. Queery is holistically welcoming as long as you are — TERF, xenophobic, etc., this isn’t for you.

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Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Unlearn: Wild.Seed Pt. 2

This workshop was birthed from a passion for poetry, from a resistance and reclaiming of the black body and who it belongs to. An intensive, interactive 2 part multimedia poetry work series, title inspired by Octavia Butler, exploring language about the black body. In a 3 hour 1 day poetry workshop, we will look at how black writers’ classic and contemporary work explore body agency, body image, black bodies in media, and body positivity with writing prompts, activities, and more. This workshop open to lovers of language and poetry. We will unlearn body shame, inspiring creativity, and finding voice, through guided conversations Facilitated by Chantel Massey surrounding how black writers use language in their literary works to reclaim, expose, and address shame, and more. We will explore and reclaim voice through a safe space, poetry, and more!
There will also be food and drinks.

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

For Colored Girls Book Club: Drinking From A Bitter Cup

Join For Colored Girls Book Club for our March meeting. We will be discussing Drinking from a Bitter Cup, and we will be joined by the author, Angela Jackson-Brown! 7pm, Irvington Vinyl and Books (9 Johnson Ave)!
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“1978. The year I turned ten and the year my mama killed herself. She was thirty-five, and dying is the last thing that should have been on her mind.”

After the death of her mother, Sylvia Butler’s father, a man she knows only from an old photo, takes her from Louisville, Kentucky to Ozark, Alabama to live with his family. But his wife resents everything about this intruder, from her out-of-wedlock conception to her dark skin and nappy hair.

When the wife’s younger brother Charles returns from Vietnam, Sylvia thinks she has found a friend and confidante, only to be hurt again, but this time, in a manner she never could have imagined.

Set under the backdrop of the Deep South in the 70s and 80s, this coming of age story of redemption and grace follows Sylvia in her journey from awkward girl to confident young woman, at last standing on her own. (via Goodreads)

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