Edgerton Book and Film Festival 2011, schedule of events

Saturday, Sept. 24 schedule from 9am to 5:30pm

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Jon Scieszka (rhymes with Fresca), author of “The Stinky Cheese Man…” and others, will be the guest speaker (one of my all-time favorite children’s book authors). Other presenters include Andrei Codrescu(!), Mary Bergin (and her latest green travel guide), Susan Troller and I giving presentations about CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chick (and book signings, card and print sale afterwards), and many other authors and events. This is the most concise and up-to-date schedule I’ve been able to find so far, so I’ve posted it here.

New broiler tees!

Available (for the first time) at tomorrow’s chicken talk at DCHS (see next post below).

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black tees with bleached out woodcut of broiler chicken's head and shoulders

woodcut-printed tees, tanks and v-necks available at DCHS this Saturday, August 6!

Mount Horeb Area Spring Art Tour this Fri, Sat, Sun!

Weekend Schedule for Sue:

1 of 5 new cards available this weekend

Friday: Cutting 2 new blocks. Printing a new (Dexter) tee by end of day.

Saturday: Cutting and printing 2 new reduction relief blocks.

Sunday: 1st of 2 blocks should be nearing completion.

5 new card designs

Both hard and soft cover versions of CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks is also available.

The Mount Horeb Spring Art Tour

Now in it’s 5th year, the Spring Art Tour features 21 artists who will open their studios to the public for 3 days in June. This year the open studio event is June 10, 11, 12 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 10-5 daily.

Open daily 10-5

Tonight: CLUCK talk at Overture

green cover of book featuring chicken portrait“Presentation with author Susan Troller and artist S.V. Medaris, this is an illustrated talk about Troller’s new book ‘CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks,’ which is beautifully illustrated with art by Medaris. Troller is a reporter with The Capital Times.”

“This 45-minute illustrated talk will include Susan Troller’s colorful critter stories and S.V. Medaris’s amazing artwork, followed by Q & A for both. S.V. Medaris’s relief prints are on display in ‘Beastly Prints: Modern Interpretations of the Art of the Bestiary‘ in Overture Gallery I.”

Wed, Jun 1, 6 PM
Wisconsin Studio, free
More info at the Overture and publisher Itchy Cat Press.

Book Launch Party for CLUCK…

…buk, buk, book party of the year!

green cover of book featuring chicken in a circle

Book Launch Party for Susan Troller & S.V. Medaris by Itchy Cat Press
When: Tuesday May 24, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Avenue, Madison (608) 249-4333

Please come to our book launch party for CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks at the Harmony Bar. We’re celebrating with Lake Louie beer (made just up the road from Itchy Cat Press) and Harmony’s tasty pizza. (Sorry, no chicken wings.)

Help us celebrate the publication of our colorful illustrated book on the romance and foibles of raising chickens.

You can discover the “Joy of Chix” and the “Zen of Hens” and maybe even learn to dance the funky chicken! Sue and Susan will be there to share some eggcellent stories and autograph your copy of CLUCK.

Don’t miss the buk, buk, book party of the year!
Caroline & Frank
Itchy Cat Press

CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks…


green cover of book featuring chicken in a circle

Funny, poignant, wry look at the backyard phenomenon of raising chickens for eggs, meat or just plain pets. Additional stories by Jane Hamilton, Michael Perry, and Ben Logan. Stunning artwork by S.V. Medaris. For animal lovers, pet owners, and art enthusiasts.

Itchy Cat Press
Read more about Cluck.

To order paperback, send $25 (check or money order) to:

S.V. Medaris
123 Drammen Valley Rd
Mount Horeb, WI 53572

$35 for hardcover (cloth bound with foil stamp, covered with book jacket).

Free shipping (and no tax) if ordered by June 1st.

Or pick up a copy at our farm during the Spring Art Tour, June 10-12. More info here.