Description: Canadian LGBTQ authors Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya are stopping in Indy on their book tour, "Crushes and Mountains." The pair will perform from a selection of queer readings, songs, films, and prayers, including excerpts from their new books "100 Crushes" and "She of the Mountains."
Vivek Shraya will read and sing from his new novel "She of the Mountains," which weaves a passionate contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complexities of embodiment and the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart. Illustrations by Raymond Biesinger, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Times.
Elisha Lim will read from their new graphic novel "100 Crushes" - an infatuated journey through 4 continents of queer communities. Lim's arresting portraits are accompanied by heartfelt anecdotes about butches, sissies, catholic convent girls, jealousy, suits and ties, and love. Lim will also screen a selection of their short animations, including Queers who Pray, and an excerpt from their book "100 Crushes Chapter 6" which won Best New Director at the 2014 Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.
Description: On Tuesdays, 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.
Description: Bring your child every first and third Saturday to read to a very special reading dog! The rotating cast of certified reading therapy dogs make reassuring (and adorable) listeners. This is a free event. For more information, please visit their website.