Talking & Writing
It’s double-header Thursday again. That means you get Big Talk on WFHB and Big Mike’s B-town on the Limestone Post, all in one orgiastic 24-hour period.
My guest/subject this week is Derek Richey, co-founder of Bloomington Fading, co-author of Bloomington: Then & Now, board president of Bloomington Restorations Inc., as well as regional development manager for the March of Dimes. Phew!
BTW: Koryta’s dropping in to the Book Corner sometime this week to autograph every copy of every title of his we have on hand. Let’s be safe and say if you come in Saturday for an MK book — the new one or any of his older efforts — your spanking new copy will bear his signature. Cool, huh?
And do not — I repeat: do not — forget the Limestone Post‘s big bash Friday, June 1st, 5-9pm, at the I Fell Gallery. The reason for the party — as if anybody really needs a reason to throw a party — is the release of the LP‘s first print edition, entitled A Sense of Place. It’s all about Bloomington, natch, and the founder of this global communications colossus — me — appears a couple of times in the to-be-released mag. Check out my pieces on Bloomington’s 1971 election and Hoagie Carmichael’s early 20th Century hangout, the Book Nook.
Not only will there be art, performance, witty banter, bohemians of every stripe, and copies of the mag for sale inside the I Fell, there’ll also be a block party on the street outside the place, with food, community booths, family fun, and all sorts of neat distractions.
LP publisher Ron Eid, marketing and advertising genius Emily Winters, and horsewhip-snapping editor Lynae Sowinski all have turned in yeoman (yeoperson?) efforts to get this thing out on time. It’s beautiful and you damned well better start clearing a space on your coffeetable for it ’cause if you have visitors this summer and they don’t see A Sense of Place lying around, they’ll think you’re…, well, a loser. Are you willing to take that chance?