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Posted on July 14th, 2020

Jan
30
Sat
Author spotlight with Joy Harjo
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

This is one of a series of programs for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read. Booth Library and many campus and community partners are sponsoring programming through April 2021 about the book “An American Sunrise,” by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

Virtual presentation; link to be provided
Part of the Lions in Winter festival sponsored by the EIU Department of English
Co-sponsored by Broward County Library, Florida
Free and open to the public

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is author of our Big Read selection, “An American Sunrise.” In this program, she will discuss her poetry and its inspiration from the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. A question-and-answer period is planned.

In 2019, Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Feb
4
Thu
Lions in Winter Presents: An Evening with Joan Kane
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This is one of a series of programs being sponsored in conjunction with EIU Booth Library’s NEA Big Read program. For more details visit https://www.eiu.edu/booth/bigread/.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 5-7 p.m., virtual event
Hosted by EIU English Department and Lions in Winter
The EIU English Department will present this program, part of this year’s series of virtual Lions in Winter events: a reading and craft talk with Inupiaq poet Joan Naviyuk Kane. Kane grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and writes about threats to her ancestral community. Loss of elders with specific cultural knowledge concerns her as she raises children. Registration is required. The reading will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the craft talk. Visit https://thekeep.eiu.edu/lionsinwinter/lions2020/ for more information.
Lions in Winter is an annual literary festival hosted by EIU’s Department of English that has included author readings; crafts talks by featured writers in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction; editor panels; and book fairs.
Feb
13
Sat
Poetry and Movement
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is one of a series of programs being sponsored in conjunction with EIU Booth Library’s NEA Big Read program. For more details visit https://www.eiu.edu/booth/bigread/.

Saturdays, Feb. 13, 20, 27, 3-4 p.m. on Zoom
A workshop with Jana Harper and Rebecca Steinberg
Presented by the Tarble Arts Center
Participants will join together online to experience short films from the Tarble Arts Center exhibition, “Press Play,” read a poem from Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” and collectively participate in a gentle movement exercise led by facilitators and inspired by the poem. Each workshop will have the same structure but feature different content, so all are invited to join all three. These programs are free and open to all, but participants must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom login information. For information contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.
Feb
20
Sat
Poetry and Movement
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is one of a series of programs being sponsored in conjunction with EIU Booth Library’s NEA Big Read program. For more details visit https://www.eiu.edu/booth/bigread/.

Saturdays, Feb. 13, 20, 27, 3-4 p.m. on Zoom
A workshop with Jana Harper and Rebecca Steinberg
Presented by the Tarble Arts Center
Participants will join together online to experience short films from the Tarble Arts Center exhibition, “Press Play,” read a poem from Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” and collectively participate in a gentle movement exercise led by facilitators and inspired by the poem. Each workshop will have the same structure but feature different content, so all are invited to join all three. These programs are free and open to all, but participants must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom login information. For information contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.
Feb
27
Sat
Poetry and Movement
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is one of a series of programs being sponsored in conjunction with EIU Booth Library’s NEA Big Read program. For more details visit https://www.eiu.edu/booth/bigread/.

Saturdays, Feb. 13, 20, 27, 3-4 p.m. on Zoom
A workshop with Jana Harper and Rebecca Steinberg
Presented by the Tarble Arts Center
Participants will join together online to experience short films from the Tarble Arts Center exhibition, “Press Play,” read a poem from Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” and collectively participate in a gentle movement exercise led by facilitators and inspired by the poem. Each workshop will have the same structure but feature different content, so all are invited to join all three. These programs are free and open to all, but participants must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom login information. For information contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.
Apr
22
Thu
Discussion/workshop: The Knowing was Always Right
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This is one of a series of programs being sponsored in conjunction with EIU Booth Library’s NEA Big Read program. For more details visit https://www.eiu.edu/booth/bigread/.

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m., virtual event
Hosted by Charlotte England, PhD, and Daiva Markelis, PhD
Sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council and Academy of Lifelong Learning
“In the end, we must each tend to our own gulfs of sadness,” Joy Harjo writes in her inspiring, poetic, and deeply emotional memoir, “Crazy Brave.”
Others can assist us, but we must find the path to self-knowledge ourselves, with art, poetry, memoir, music and nature as our guides. This discussion/workshop will look at the way Harjo weaves dreams, poems and visions from her American Indian past into a narrative that reveals both the incredible sadness and the powerful beauty of her life. After discussing what makes Harjo’s poetry, as well as her memoir, so remarkable, participants will free write on a childhood memory and then will experiment with adding poetry, dreams, song lyrics, etc., in order to enrich their memoir.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required by April 20. For information, visit https://www.eiu.edu/adulted/all.php.

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