poetry & lit

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/

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Canopy Club

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 is just around the corner! Shake off those winter blues and come out to The Canopy Club for a wonderful evening of inspiration, laughter and art! Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and diverse creativity have undeniable appeal to all.

Friday, March 13th, 2015
The Canopy Club
Doors open 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door

Tickets are available at Manolos, Exile, and The Canopy Club, or online at: http://canopyclub.com/events/

Possible Mature Content 18+
Manolos Pizza and Empanadas will be serving hot slices throughout the night! http://manolospizza.com/menu/

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

Anthony Benjamin: From a Hobby to a Career
Sara Benson & Rummana Alam: Legal Paradies
Jeff Hake: How to Grow Your Own Burrito
Ainslie Heilich: Finding the Odd Fellows
Tasleem Jamila: Art is Connection
Hann Lindahl: Y Chromosomes and the Women Who Have Them- Intersex and Biology Beyond Binary
Molly M. McLay: What It Means to (FY)CARE
Daniella Pavlić: A Yellow Substance
Heidi Reible: Walking Balzac in NYC
Featuring Esteban Gast in his PKN C-U emceeing debut!

Thank you to our sponsors: Unisource - a Veritiv Company, Prosource, Dixon Graphics, CUDO.

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.

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

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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