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August 31, 2014
Tracy Mishkin Launch Party
Starts: 4:00 PM
Ends: August 31, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Description: Tracy Mishkin is the author of I Almost Didn't Make It to McDonald's, a poetry chapbook published this summer by Finishing Line Press. Her work blends humor and serious ideas, and it is easy to understand. As one commentator wrote,
"I know nothing about poetry, having grown up in the 60s and been subjected to some of its worst post-modern claptrap. Nonetheless, as the philistine said about art, I know what I like. I love the way your wry and self-deprecatory humor comes through and the sense of seeing something deeper and more abiding behind ordinary things, ordinary situations. I love your innate respect for others coupled with your ability to see their foibles."
Tracy is an Indianapolis native who resolves health insurance problems at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. She is a student in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Butler University and a member of the InterUrban writing group. To share her poetry with family and friends, Tracy has created nine desktop-published booklets since the late 1980s. In addition to her chapbook, her work is featured in Reckless Writing 2013: The Continued Modernization of Poetry and has appeared in Tipton Poetry Journal, Flying Island, and Poetica. You can read her poems online at flyingislandjournal.blogspot.com, PoetsUSA.com, and tracymishkin.wordpress.com.
Description: On Tuesdays during this summer, professional chess instructors will facilitate a new chess club for kids, using a unique and exciting method that makes learning super easy and fun. They will provide plenty of boards and sets. Attendees should feel free to play organically but can receive lessons from the instructors during each meeting. You may expect the friendly tournament or to learn a fun variation of chess.
This club will be moderated by Colin Hargreaves who has been teaching chess since he was fourteen. For the last 10 years he has taught professionally in many private and public schools around Indy and the suburbs. During an afterschool enrichment program “Ultimate Afterschool, LLC” Hargreaves teaches students to play chess with his business partner Greg.