poetry & lit

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:30pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (Room 62), 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

Scholar lecture by Maria Luisa Meneghetti, Department of Literary, Linguistics and Philology, University of Milan.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (Room 62), 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

Jen Hofer is a poet, translator, bookmaker, social justice interpreter, public letter-writer, knitter, and co-founder of Antena, the language justice and literary activism collaborative. Gelare Khoshgozaran is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and translator working across the mediums of video performance, installation and writing. Together, these artists will talk about their backgrounds, artistic practices, and current work. All are invited to this free, public artist talk, presented as part of the Krannert Art Museum artist residency with Antena.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Graduate School of Library and Information Science Building, Room 126

The CCB will host the 2016 Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 16 from 7-9 pm at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Building, Room 126, 501 E. Daniel St. in Champaign. Coordinated this year by GSLIS alum, CAS student, and Uni High School Librarian Amy Atkinson, the Festival will feature both new performers and returning seasoned storytellers sharing age-old folklore, personal stories, and everything in between. With this select lineup of engaging GSLIS students, alumni, and faculty telling tales from the profound to the profoundly delightful, the evening is sure to entertain. And if you want to join in the fun yourself, take advantage of the open mic storytelling opportunity following the program.

The cost for general admittance is $5 and is $3 for students with a Student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 6:15 pm.

Some material will not be appropriate for children. For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, contact the CCB at (217) 244-9331 or ccb@illinois.edu

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:15pm
The Virginia Theatre

Since 2009, PechaKucha Night C-U has inspired us with captivating stories and unique perspectives. With such an abundance of creativity in our community, PechaKucha Night C-U’s 20th Volume is cause for celebration!

Our Vol. 20 All-Star presenter lineup will feature PKN presenters of the past who will return to the stage to share brand new stories, ideas, and projects in 20 seconds x 20 images. This is bound to be our biggest PKN yet—join us!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign
Doors open at 7:20 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available online at http://thevirginia.org/event/pechakucha-volume-20-2/
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended

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

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.

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

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