Greetings! And welcome to the February 2009 Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe e-newsletter!

Some quick web sites notes before I get started with the events schedule. I just made a guestbook for the shop’s web site. Here you can post your thoughts about us for all to share–Want a particular muffin every day? Love a particular wine? How did you like a particular event? Etc.!
– Sign guestbook:
– View guestbook:
– Find these links on the community page:

Also, our pictures page has seen some recent updates (namely the inauguration party and the Really Really Free Market) – or

Be sure to keep tabs on our Twitter page for short updates and fun things like these:

Okey dokey! Without further ado: events for February!

Wine-tastings begin at 6:30pm; music begins generally at 7:00.

2/6 – Dawn Cooksey and 68 South
2/13 – Chris & Patricia Berg
2/20 – G. Scott Jones
2/27 – Eric Loy


Sunday, 2/1 – 3:00pm
Nonstop Presents reading: Aurelia Blake & Jeanne Lemkau
Aurelia A. Blake has taught in the Yellow Springs schools since 1996 and been on the board of Antioch Writers’ Workshop since 2004. She’s a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and has a master’s degree from Antioch University McGregor and a bachelor’s from the University of Colorado. Jeanne Lemkau is a psychologist, writer, and Professor Emerita of Family Medicine at Wright State University. She divides her time between her psychotherapy practice and political activism and creative non-fiction writing related to Cuba and Cuban Americans. She will read from her manuscript Risking Cuba: A Tale of Sabbatical Rebellion.

Monday, 2/2 – 5:00pm
ProAct Poetry

Wednesday, 2/4 – 7:00pm
Opera Overtures Lecture: “Elixir Of Love”

Thursday, 2/5 – 6:00pm
New Open Mic Night
Open to all the spoken arts! Fiction and Poetry, Performance/Slam, Theatrical readings, Anecdotes/Diary entries, Short films, Comedy, sketches, Found art. That’s right. If you can say it, you can spray it. Performers may sign up by emailing or show up on the 5th (please come early if you plan on performing). Films must be submitted in advance so they can be tested on the projector. *10-minute limit. Please, no instruments or elaborate props.

Sunday, 2/15 – 3:00pm
Nonstop Presents reading: Kai Cooley & Ken Simon
Kai Cooley is an Antioch College alumna from 2001. She loves cats, wildflowers, birdcalls, dirt roads, blue-collar men, fitness training and cooking without a recipe. She is on her 16th job (math teacher) and splits her time between Yellow Springs and Lynx, Ohio. Ken Simon has been a philosophy professor, a urine bottle washer, a restaurant owner, a vacuum cleaner salesman, a picture framer and a waiter, among other occupations. He has been part of a “Zen writing group” that met every week for 12 or 13 years.

Every Sunday – 2:00pm
Pat Siemer’s Knit-In

That’s all for now! See you around!