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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States


Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

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Reading in the Distillery

  • Cardinal Spirits 922 South Morton Street Bloomington, IN, 47403 United States (map)

Join us as we host four exciting writers from Indiana University's Masters of Creative Writing program and faculty!
Free Admission, 21+

Our readers are Adrian Matejka, Tessa Yang, David Watters, and Anni Liu!
Bios below

Anni Liu was raised in the Midwest of the US and China. She has worked as a church pianist, harvested apples, copyedited mystery novels, and sat cats. She also served as editor of the undergraduate journal The OWL and contributing writer of Everyday Feminism. She is now the only member of her biological family to live in the United States.

Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Souther
n Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) which won the New York / New England Award and Mixology (Penguin, 2009), a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series. Mixology was also a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature. His most recent collection of poems, The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013), was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Big Smoke was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His new book, Map to the Stars, is forthcoming from Penguin in March 2017. Among Matejka’s other honors are the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, two grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Julia Peterkin Award, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and a Simon Fellowship from United States Artists. He teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington and is currently working on a new collection of poems, Hearing Damage, and a graphic novel. 

David Watters knows so little for certain, save the one needful thing- that if he wants to be heard, he must either raise his voice or lower it.

Tessa Yang was raised in Upstate New York and received her BA in English from St. Lawrence University. She is the Associate Editor of Indiana Review, and has published fiction in The Writing Disorder, Clockhouse, and Lunch Ticket. Her short story “Runners” was a finalist for The Cossack Review’s October Prize and will appear in Issue 7. When not reading and writing, Tessa enjoys playing Frisbee and counting down the remaining days until next year’s Shark Week.

Bios from Indiana University Masters of Creative Writing Program and

Earlier Event: December 31
NYE Cocktail Party
Later Event: January 21
Fantastic Food Fest