Local Literary Events


FEBRU
ARY 18, 6-8pm, SPW Poetry Open Mic
Read your work every third Wednesday of the month. Hosted by the witty and charming Thea Chesley. Food and drink available for purchase.
Z-Bistro, downtown Springfield (temporary location)





FEBRUARY 19, 5-7pm, ArtLiterations
Music by Julie Hulvey and art talk by artist Jeff Williams. Featured author is Jim Warner, managing editor of Quiddity.
Prairie Art Alliance, Hoogland Center for the Arts.

FEBRUARY 19, 7-8pm, Author Natalie Shapero
Kenyon College professor and poet whose BA is in Writing Seminars, MFA is in Poetry and received a JD from the University of Chicago.
UIS Lincoln Residence Hall Great Room

FEBRUARY 21, 9am, Sherlock Holmes Society of Springfield
Public invited. Discussion of The Adventure of the Dying Detective.
Barnes and Noble Cafe, 3110 W. White Oaks Drive

FEBRUARY 22, 2pm, Poets in the Parlor
Noted African-American poet, Janice Harrington, from Champaign will read. The site has been closed temporary, but will be open for this event.
Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth Street

FEBRUARY 22, 2pm, Author Dan Killeen
Meet author and cartoonist Dan Killeen as he reads and signs his new children's books, Tillie and Clementine Noises in the Night and Tillie and Clementine Zoo Switcheroo. Free, no reservation required.
Barnes and Noble, 3111 S. Veterans Parkway

FEBRUARY 23, 5:30-7:30pm, Author Ms. Jimijimo
Out of Africa Heritage Center presents Ms. Jimijimo who will conduct a book signing and cultural discussion regarding relationships, the American experience, and cultural divide between Africans and African-American's from an African-Oromo woman's point of view.
The Art Mart, 422 E. Monroe Street

FEBRUARY 27, 5pm, SPW NTM Deadline
Deadline for teens to enter three poems and/or three pieces of art for possible inclusion in the international teen poetry and art anthology Navigating the Maze. In print for 17 years, submissions have come from locations such as South Africa, China, Britain, and Canada. We publish the best of all entries received each year, with one piece of art selected for the cover. Contributors receive a free book. Contest rules and information are available here.


MARCH 6, 5-8pm, and MARCH 7, 10am-4pm, Used Book Sale
This is Rochester Public Library's annual book sale. Friday $5 admission.
Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive

MARCH 6, 7-8pm, Author Stuart Dybek
Award-winning Chicago author of three books of fiction and two collections of poetry will read. Dybek's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, Poetry, Tin House and more.
UIS Brookens Library

MARCH 8, 2pm, Poets in the Parlor
Monica Berlin, Knox College professor, and Beth Marzoni, Viterbo University professor, will read from a collaborative collection reissued by Parlor Press.
Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth Street


MARCH 18, 6-8pm, SPW Poetry Open Mic
Read your work every third Wednesday of the month. Hosted by the witty and charming Thea Chesley. Food and drink available for purchase. Join the fun!
Robbie's, Old Capital Plaza, south side of square.





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