poetry & lit

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Figure One, 116 N Walnut St, Champaign

Join us on Friday, February 20th, for our Hap·pen·stance Winter celebration! Come enjoy a night of poetry, dance, music, and art! This evening's lineup includes:

Poetry and prose by John Dudek, Sara Fan, Roya Khatiblou, and Calgary Martin.
Dance performances by Hadley Smith, Lailye Weidman, and Jessie Young.
Music by After-party at Venanzio's and Markomaneis.

Hap·pen·stance is a community engagement program designed to bring visitors together at Figure One for seasonally resonant events such as dances, performances, live music, and more. Tickets sold in advance are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. Entry at the door is $10 students and $15 for the general public.

Ticket sales directly benefit Figure One programs and exhibitions. Ticket reservations and inquiries should be directed to info@figureone.org. Alternatively, RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1403515219951870

Future Hap·pen·stance dates: April 17, 2015; and July 17, 2015.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

As part of the Spurlock Museum’s Winter Tales event, a celebration of American Indian storytelling, the Museum is offering a workshop for writers, educators, and tellers by nationally renowned teller, speaker, and author Tim Tingle. Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited. Winter Tales events are sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin. Contact Kim Sheahan for information or registration: 217-244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu.

Workshop description:
As an Oklahoma Choctaw writer and storyteller, Tingle shares brief stories of his own experiences performing and writing stories of multiple ethnicities. Participants (Tim included) will ponder the rightness and wrongness of telling outside of one’s experience. Hoping for a high level of audience participation, Tim's goal is to germinate ideas for a truer version of who we/they are in our performance tales and written narratives. “Where do we go to learn the truth?” Good question.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Corner of State & Universiry, Champaign

A holiday concert exploring the movement from doubt to faith, restlessness to peace, and Advent to Christmas, featuring music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams and texts of Shakespeare, St. Anselm, and George Herbert. Emmanuel Choir and soloists; Filippo Ciabatti, Conductor; Michael Fisher, Organist. December 12, 7:30 PM. Admission free; an offering will be taken. Free parking in the church lot off Park St.


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