poetry & lit

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

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.

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