Michaela attended the Ninth Letter celebration and heard selections of poetry, short fiction, and a lyric essay.
Colson Whitehead visited Champaign Public Library last night, and it was wonderful.
Michaela checks out Quintessential Poets as they read their original work for National Poetry Month.
Rebecca interviews author Anthony Marra about mixtapes, Russia, and humor as a means of resisting -- all in prep of his PygLitFest appearance Friday.
Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe is presenting two programs for PygLitFest and spoke with Rebecca about the importance of "heartfelt stories that bring joy, that say something new."
Rebecca is so tired of the LIT pun, but honestly, it works and it's just right there. Still, check out who all is reading at Exile on Main on Saturday afternoon.
George Saunders speaks with Rebecca about the theatricality of his new book, his upcoming appearance as part of Pygmalion Literature Festival, and the friends who help him remember what art really means.
Mara previews famed storytelling organization The Moth's visit to The Virginia Theater on Saturday night.
Rebecca and Sarah give old and new eyes to the final installment of The Unreliable Bestiary’s BEAR
Away Running is a mix of teenage drama, American football, French slang, and tense discussions about race and ethnicity.
On Saturday September 24th at Memphis on Main,the Book Fort pop up event New Poets + New Poems will be from 1:15pm to 1:45pm. Caro Macon, C. Russell Price, Kathleen Rooney, and others will perform their poems and other works for lucky listeners.
Four amazing authors will be rapid-fire-reading from noon to noon-thirty inside the Accord during the Book Fort on Saturday.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.