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Media Advisory - Verbal Arts Festival events

April 5, 2005

What: Annual UIS Verbal Arts Festival

When & Where: April 6 through 8, on the UIS campus; see schedule of events below.

Details: 
Wednesday, April 6:  Jackie Jackson, emerita English professor, will speak about her 30 years of writing and teaching at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

Thursday, April 7:  Alchemist Review Release Party at 7 p.m. in the Student Housing Commons. Celebrates the release of the 2005 edition of UIS’ literary journal with readings by some of this year’s authors.

Friday, April 8:  Open Mic for guest poets at 7 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. 

Saturday, April 9: “Conversation Pieces: Politics, Sex, Religion,” a reader’s theater of short plays and monologs about favorite topics at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

 

 

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