Poet-Painter Derek Goodin

You can look at this event in two ways. The first is as a pre-Valentine’s celebration of relationships. I won’t say it’s all about love, even though Goodin insists that he is “offering/the reader/a love letter/as evidence/that it does/exist.” No, with his second volume “Our Story: as I saw it…” this poet’s sweeter side lets in some straight-up acknowledgment to what’s bittersweet in becoming a couple and seeing that tested. And he’s ready to let his vision come through multiple media — this reading/signing includes a pop-up art show of Goodin’s portraits and figures in acrylics and watercolors. You could also view this evening as an excellent opportunity to check out the Jeffersontown venue’s progress toward becoming a destination café and bookstore — with ice cream!

Thursday, Feb. 13

J-Town Beach House
6:30 p.m. | Free
10317 Watterson Trail
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Poet-Painter Derek Goodin

New Jersey–expatriate T.E. Lyons reconnected with the written word coincident with the arrival of his first child. His byline has since appeared on over a thousand reviews, previews, features, and fiction pieces–and a clutch of journalism awards. Favorite interview questions: “What’s your idea of good country music?” and “Do you think that last question was meant to bait you?” Reading and listening suggestions always welcome.

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