poetry & lit

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

Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day)
The Urbana Free Library

The Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival is an annual event that promotes the folk arts and contributes to the artistic vitality of central Illinois. As a venue sponsor, The Urbana Free Library is pleased to participate in this vibrant community event. All festival events at the Library are FREE and will take place in the Lewis Auditorium, Busey-Mills Reading Room, and Satterthwaite Conference Room.

Lewis Auditorium:
10:00 AM Bodhrán Workshop with Tim Mulvenna
11:15 AM: Prairie Breezes Family Concert with Barb Silverman and Colby Maddox
12:00 PM: Local Storytellers Showcase: Stories for Families featuring Camille Born, UFL Children's Librarian Elaine Bearden, and Linda Dust
1:00 PM: Featured Storyteller, Anne Shimojima
2:00 PM: Local Storytellers Showcase: More Stories for Families featuring Kim Sheahan and Kath Brinkmann
3:45 PM: U of I Press Panel with Phil Jamison and Marion Jacobson

This month's special Prairie Breezes concert is a collaboration of The Urbana Free Library and the C-U Folk & Roots Festival, and is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Busey-Mills Reading Room:
10:30 AM: Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra
11:45 AM: Singer-Songwriter Lynn O'Brien
1:15 PM: Bluegrass & Country with Idea Garden
2:45 PM: Singer-Songwriter David Francey
4:00 PM: Singer-Songwriter, John Gorka

Satterthwaite Conference Room:
3:15 PM: Storytelling Workshop with Anne Shimojima, "You Can Tell a Story Too!."
Folk tales, stories of the human condition, trials and tribulations, love lost and found, and journeying on the quest, have been passed down through the generations from teller to listener. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares tips on how to learn and tell a folk tale. Anne brings 30+ years of storytelling experience to this fast-paced hour of both theory and practice.

To see a complete schedule of festival events, visit folkandroots.org

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum

Join us for one of the Museum’s most popular annual events, a concert of American Indian tales, told during the winter months, the traditional time of telling. Winter Tales concerts are sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin.
Admission: $5.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
Spurlock Museum

A ghost story concert for Halloween, with local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kath Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students. This ghost story concert features tales with adult themes or heightened fear factors. It is for adults only (age 16 and above).
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students 16 and above.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
Spurlock Museum

A ghost story concert for Halloween, with local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kath Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students. This ghost story concert features tales with adult themes or heightened fear factors. It is for adults only (age 16 and above).
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students 16 and above.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Arboretum - 2001 S Lincoln Ave

Le Jardin Music Festival - A celebration of Champaign Urbana's culture and creativity.

Performers include:
UIUC Opera & Dance Students
Le Chateau de la Voix Orchestra
Sketch Artists & Painters
Guest Instrumentalists
Spoken Word

 

Free Admission

Bring food, beverage, blankets, chairs, and join in a wonderful summer evening of inspired presentations by Champaign-Urbana finest artists. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:15pm
Krannert Art Museum

Join us at Krannert Art Museum for an evening of diverse and engaging stories told in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and creative ideas have undeniable appeal to all. You won't want to miss it!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Krannert Art Museum (500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL)
Doors open 7:45 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: FREE
Possible Mature Content 18+

PKN C-U Vol. 18 will feature eight unique presentations:

Eric Benson & Megan Diddie: Pulp, Sweat, and Beers
Karen Carney: City Chickens
Mac Condill: Cucurbits In All Their Glory
Ed Glaser: The Psychedelic Version of "Godzilla" You’ve Never Seen
Mamie Hobbs & Sophie Roney: Embody Love: Changing The Way We Talk About Beauty in C-U
John Isberg: "The Ghost Cowboy" Documentary on Belief, Ability and Ghosts
Jack Marck: Why I Fly
Terry Welker: You Are Here

WCIA’s Drew Wilder will host as emcee for the night.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors: Anna Longworth Photography, Busey Bank, [co][lab], Crystal Entertainment, Dixon Graphics, Pens to Lens, Prosource, Urbana’s Market at the Square, and WPCD 88.7 Parkland.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!
Tweet to #pkncu during the night. Hope to see you there!

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.

DON’T FRET! THERE’S MORE WHERE THIS COMES FROM.
For additional information or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, please contact us 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
Get the PKN C-U Newsletter after signing up at http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pizza M, 208 West Main Street, downtown Urbana

Does copyright protect creative work? What impact does copyright have on censorship? And what would happen if we abolished copyright? Join us for a provocative conversation with two guests: artist and copyright abolitionist Nina Paley and UIUC law professor and activist Paul Heald.

Delicious snacks from Pizza M will be provided.

Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues and the short This Land Is Mine. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as artist-in-residence, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. As half of PaleGray Labs, she develops techniques to combine animation with her other passions of quilting and embroidery. Nina is a former syndicated cartoonist, a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, and currently making a new animated feature called Seder-Masochism.

Paul Heald lectures on patent, copyright and international intellectual property law around the world. He is the University of Illinois Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor of Law and is currently a fellow and associated researcher at CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of Glasgow. He’s also the author of a recently released mystery novel Death in Eden.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL

The CCB will host the 2015 Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 4 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 student Amy Atkinson and Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Kate McDowell, 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.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Institute for Creativity, 111 S Walnut (2nd floor), Champaign, IL 61820

Celebrate World Storytelling Day with crowd-pleasing storytellers Dan Keding, Linda Dust, Sue Searing and Amy Atkinson as they explore this year's theme, "Wishes." Sponsored by the C-U Storytelling Guild. $10 adults, $5 students. Door opens at 6:30. Beverages available for a donation.

Founded in Sweden in the early 1990's, World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. More info at: http://worldstorytellingday.webs.com/.

More info about our local celebration at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402315613410145/

Pages

Subscribe to poetry & lit