The Gymnasium invites you to Odd Socks
a scintillating smash up of mismatched ideas
Join us Friday evening, February 24 for an exciting Odd Socks held in our newly spiffed up Studio 206. Two mismatched presenters will explain to us the mysteries of the sport of curling and the intricacies of the sonnet.
John Benton began curling with his family at the age of 6. He is the director of Curling Operations, Four Seasons Curling Club, U.S. Olympic Site. John will be explaining the game of curling; it’s unprecedented growth in the United States, and his experiences at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Mike Bazzett is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Fellowship in Poetry. His debut collection, You Must Remember This, (Milkweed, 2014) received the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Mike will speak about how a sonnet is a circumscribed box designed to hold love, human consciousness, and infinity.
WHO: You and Odd Socks presenters John Benton and Mike Bazzett
WHEN: Friday, February 24 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm (Doors open at 7pm come early!)
WHERE: Studio 206 in the Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
WHAT TO EXPECT: Wine, beer, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, ping pong, foosball, fun people and an energetic, intriguing presentation that will inspire and engage your brain!
HOW MUCH: Tickets cost $15 (reservations recommended)
RESERVATIONS: Brown Paper Tickets
Mike Bazzett is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Fellowship in Poetry. His debut collection, You Must Remember This, (Milkweed, 2014) received the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. He has two poetry collections forthcoming: The Interrogation, (Milkweed, 2017) and Our Lands Are Not So Different, (Horsethief Books, 2017). Mike teaches at the Blake School in Minneapolis, where he lives with his wife and two children.