poetry & lit

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.

Panels will be presenting on their topics as part of the Graduate Student Art History Symposium Fictions and Frictions: The Politics and Power of Narrative. For more information, please visit sahauiuc58.wixsite.com/frictions-frictions. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information about the museum.

Sponsored in part by the Society for Art History and Archaeology.

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Drag Queen Story Hour returns! This fun and fabulous all-ages event features local drag queens reading children's stories and doing crafts. Expect sparkles, glamorous dress-up, and a friendly atmosphere.

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) was developed by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions. Many libraries host DQSR events as a way of celebrating diversity, building empathy, and helping to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids.

This event is co-sponsored by the UP Center of Champaign County.
The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event!

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Espresso Royale Palette Café Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Free and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 30, 2018 (All day)
Sleepy Creek Vineyards 8254 E 1425 North Rd Fairmount, IL 61841

Art and Fine Crafts, Music and Wine
http://saltforkriverartfest.com/

Saturday, September 29 2018 (10am to 6pm)
Sunday, September 30 2018 (11am to 4pm)

Located three miles south of Oakwood, Illinois, exit 206 on Interstate 74 between Danville and Urbana, the Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art & Music Festival is held annually on the grounds of Sleepy Creek Vineyards the last weekend in September. The Art Fest provides a pastoral and relaxed setting for art, music, and wine lovers to shop for fine crafts, folk art, fine art, and more. The fair includes over 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, tasty food, and wine slushies. A fun, laid back, friendly and entertaining venue, this event draws an eclectic crowd from nearby cities in both Illinois and Indiana. You’ll find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety of music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine!

This year we will feature food from local food trucks, and of course there will be plenty of Sleepy Creek wine and wine slushies.

Free, outdoor gravel parking lot with overflow grass parking. Limited handicapped and RV parking available.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
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.

For children in elementary school.

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

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...

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