poetry & lit

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library Lewis Auditorium

Do you like to create stories with words and pictures? Join us for time to write and illustrate your own stories, led by librarian and story-maker Elaine Bearden.

Other dates in this series include:
Friday, January 12
Monday, February 12

For children in elementary school.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Urbana Free Library

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. • For all ages
The Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Maggie Stiefvater, New York Times best-selling young adult author, will be visiting the Library to talk about her new book, All the Crooked Saints, and her hit series The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Raven Cycle.

Her books range from werewolf love stories to legends about Cornish kings, but always at the heart are impossible dreams and the lengths we'll go to follow them.

Maggie Stiefvater has held many jobs, from portrait artist to wedding musician. Now she makes her living as an author, but she also draws and composes her own music. She even plays bagpipes.

A Q&A session and a book signing will follow her talk. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.

Enter to win a free copy of All the Crooked Saints, a front-row seat at the talk, and a spot at the front of the signing line.

There are three ways to enter:

Tweet us your favorite character from one of Maggie's books with the hashtag #TUFLMaggie.
Click "Going" on the official Facebook event page.
Fill out and submit an entry form at the Library.

The contest begins Saturday, September 23, and ends on Wednesday, November 1. Winners will be contacted by Friday, November 3.

Paid for in part by the City of Urbana Arts Grant and with the support of The Urbana Free Library Foundation.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Foellinger Auditorium (on the U of I quad)

A part of the world-wide Bahá’i Light of Unity Festival, this concert of original music will feature vocalist Wendy Marck and a composition for narrators and chamber orchestra that recounts the story of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’i Faith. It was composed and will be directed by University of Illinois School of Music graduate Dr. Halim Beere.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Champaign Public Library

Join us at the Champaign Public Library for an afternoon with author and artist Javaka Steptoe, who is this year's winner of the highest honor for children's picture books - the Caldecott Medal. He will talk about his recent book, "Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat" which also won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. A book signing will follow.

Doors open at 1:30 pm for refreshments and book sales. Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Javaka Steptoe's books.

Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

For more information visit champaign.org/events

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Do you like to create stories with words and pictures? Join us for time to write and illustrate your own stories. Led by Librarian and story maker Elaine Bearden.

Other dates in this series include:
Monday, October 9
Friday, November 3
Monday, December 4
Friday, January 12
Monday, February 12

For children in elementary school.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org

Please register online at http://host6.evanced.info/urbana/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=20254&rts=&d...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Have you ever wanted to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Do you enjoy writing stories? Join us for story making fun this fall and work towards a personal writing goal!

Monday, October 23: Brainstorm! Bring a notebook and your ideas and we'll help you create a plan for your story.

Mondays, November 6 & 20: Write! Bring your story and join other young authors like yourself for inspiration!

Friday, December 1: Celebrate! Join us to celebrate all of your hard work!

For young people grades 3-8.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org or visit https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

Please register online at:http://host6.evanced.info/urbana/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=19821&rts=&d...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium

Do you like to make stories with words and pictures? Join us for time to create and share your own stories. Led by Librarian and story writer Elaine Bearden.

For children in elementary school. (Free admission)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Explore culture and personal stories at SPEAK Café, an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Sponsored in part by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

The VOICE Reading Series showcases fiction writers and poets from the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Illinois. These authors will present new work from a variety of genres. All are welcome to enjoy the talents of some of the most skilled writers on the campus.

Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing Program and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Explore culture and personal stories at SPEAK Café, an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Sponsored in part by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

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