poetry & lit

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Clothespin Puppets is an unusual organization dedicated to promoting the arts, along with art education and literature, all via storytelling brought to life with puppets. They offer one-of-a-kind shows that are custom adaptations of popular children’s literature, providing an entertaining and educational enrichment program every time they perform. For families.

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Join us as we celebrate award-winning author and illustrator duo Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson and their book Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Hear Patricia and Christian read-aloud from their book. Learn about how they worked together even before they met face to face. Try out the Charleston and other crazy dance moves. Watch Christian make magic with pen and paper. And eat cake, of course! Copies of Josephine will be available for sale, courtesy of Jane Addams Bookstore.

For All Ages.

This appearance made possible in collaboration with the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival. http://youthlitfest.education.illinois.edu/

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
Booth Library, West Reading Room, Charleston IL

Tarble Arts Center and Booth Library present:

Book discussion led by Tarble Art Center's Director, Rehema Barber on Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric." This discussion is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.”

All are invited to participate in a discussion of “Citizen: An American Lyric,” a 2014 book by American poet Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” is described as both criticism and poetry. In it, Rankine shares examples of racial aggressions – some intentional and some seemingly slips of the tongue -- in the media and in daily life, including in the classroom, at the supermarket and on TV.

The first 15 who register in advance for the discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read prior to the event (additional copies are available for checkout). Rehema Barber, director of the Tarble Arts Center, will lead discussion of the book at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the West Reading Room of the library. To register for the book discussion, visit http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/civilrights/discussion/.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day), Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day), Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 17, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 1, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 27, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day), Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 31, 2016 (All day), Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill 61801

Come & join us for a night of Greek food and music.
MENU
Appetizers
Spanakopita
Greek Salad
Tzatziki, Hummus, Eggplant Dip & Grilled Pita Bread.

Main Course
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Stewed Green Beans

Dessert
Spiro's Home made Secret
$40.00/person
Saturday October 1st, 2016 @7Pm
Please call for reservation @ 217 384 4800
312 West Green St
Urbana, Il 61801

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (outside Colwell Playhouse), 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

Human Library is an international organization that aims to create a safe space for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. During a Human Library event, a ‘reader’ (any member of the community) browses our catalog and decides to have a conversation with a book. Volunteer books are individuals from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life and who want to share their experiences to promote knowledge and challenge stigma surrounding their identity.

Books and readers at other Human Library events consistently have a great time participating in Human Library events. Volunteers have said that they gain insight into their own stories and experiences by listening to the questions of readers. They also find connections in unexpected places- through readers that enjoy sharing their stories as much as our books, through finding that there is more acceptance after the interaction, and through the mutual understanding of being human beyond a single identity. Furthermore, our volunteers meet other volunteers from all different backgrounds and forge friendships.

https://www.facebook.com/humanlibrarycu

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

Throw off the winter chill with a family storytelling concert by resident storyteller Kim Sheahan. Free admission. Contact Kim Sheahan at ksheahan@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3355.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 8:15pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana is back! Join us for Volume 21, where you’ll hear eleven inspiring community members discussing an array of topics in concise talks illustrated by 20 slides displaying for 20 seconds each. It’s sure to be an informative, fast-paced, and captivating evening.

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Doors open at 7:45 pm, show at 8:20 pm
Admission: free
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended
Featuring a special PKN photo booth and music by DJ Mertz

Our Volume 21 Presenters:
Anthony Burkert | Love Should Be Benevolent
Lisa Cerezo | Random Acts of Kindness and Creativity
Austin Cyphersmith | Making New Friends
Jared Fritz | Driver’s Re-Education
Darrell Hoemann | Creative Logistics
Tom Layman | 4th of July Lamb Cakes: A Mother’s Folk Art Legacy
Cara Maurizi | Fine Arts Is So Much More Than The Fun Class
Molly M. McLay | Karaoke Saved My Life
Benjamin Moy | One Company’s Community Kindling
Erin Tarr | Girls…Choose Your Thoughts
Deke Weaver | BEAR
With emcee Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

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WHAT, EXACTLY, IS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT?
First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat. PechaKucha Nights are held in over 900 cities worldwide.

NEAT! WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, email at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org.

Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
KAM Main Level, Espresso Royale Palette Cafe, 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for poetry, hip-hop, activism, and black empowerment. It is about seeking, finding and giving voice to your experience.

Come give a listen or find your own voice to SPEAK.

The series is organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
KAM Main Level Espresso Royale Palette Café, 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for poetry, hip-hop, activism, and black empowerment. It is about seeking, finding and giving voice to your experience.

Come give a listen or find your own voice to SPEAK.

The series is organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
KAM Main Level Espresso Royale Palette Café, 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for poetry, hip-hop, activism, and black empowerment. It is about seeking, finding and giving voice to your experience.

Come give a listen or find your own voice to SPEAK.

The series is organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

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