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01/30/15
Lions in Winter 2015

Lions in Winter, an annual literary festival held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston is scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2015. The two-day festival will feature readings by visiting authors, craft talks, an editor’s panel, a book fair and more.

Registration is required for all events UNLESS noted as “open to the public.” The free and open to the public events include the Friday afternoon roundtable discussion on the keynote speaker, the two night-time readings with all the authors, the Saturday morning story-hour and the bookfair.

What does one receive for registering? Breakfast, lunch, admission to the writers’ talks about how to improve one’s craft and the editors’ panel about how to publish one’s work. Visit www.lionsinwinter.org/registration/ to register.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, January 30th
4:00
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Keynote Speaker, Stephen Graham Jones
Open to the Public [Doudna Lecture Hall]

7:00
Lions in Winter Keynote Reading, Featuring Stephen Graham Jones
Open to the Public [Doudna Lecture Hall]    

Saturday, January 31st
All Day
Bookfair [Doudna Concourse]

8:30
Onsite Registration Begins [Doudna Concourse]

9:00-10:00
Continental Breakfast and Welcome [Doudna Concourse]

10:00-10:50
Craft Talk with Fiction Writer Stephen Graham Jones
“I Was a Teenage Infodumper” [Doudna, Room 1518]      

10:00-10:50
Story Hour with Children’s Author Jessica Young
[Booth Library, Ballenger Teachers Center]
Open to the Public. For children ages 3-7 accompanied by an adult.

11:00-11:50
Craft Talk with Creative Non-Fiction Writer Julija Šukys
“Fragment by Fragment: On Writing and Archives”[Doudna, Room 1518]  

12:00-12:50
Lunch  [Doudna Concourse]

1:00-1:50
Craft Talk with Poet Natalie Diaz
“The Art of the IED (Image Explosive Device)” [Doudna, Room 1524]                  

1:00-1:50
Craft Talk with Children’s Author Jessica Young
“Writing and Publishing Books for Young Readers”[Doudna, Room 1518]  

2:00-2:50
Editors’ Panel Discussion
Hear the editors of BluestemLuna LunaQuiddity,Cossack Review and Hobart talk about the submission process, literary citizenship, and helpful do’s and don’ts. [Doudna Lecture Hall]        

2:00-2:50
Private Manuscript Consultations
(Additional Fee. Deadline for submission: 1-17-15.) [Doudna Concourse]

3:00-3:50
Craft Talk with Fiction Writer Edward Kelsey Moore
“Creating Unforgettable Characters” [Doudna, Room 1518]  

7:00
Visiting Writers Reading Featuring Natalie Diaz, Julija Šukys, and Edward Kelsey Moore
Free and Open to the Public [Doudna Lecture Hall]
Book Signing and Reception to Follow

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02/12/15
Business After Hours hosted by Back to Health

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02/13/15
 -02/14/15
LifeSpan Center Valentines Day Dinner Theater

Greetings Dinner Theater Connoisseurs! You have been invited to the marriage of Miss Stormy Fairweather (of the Isla Verde Estates Fairweathers) and Mr. Jethro P. Gizzard (of the Frog Hollar Creek Gizzards).

Your LifeSpan Center in conjunction with The Central Illinois Stage Company (CISCo) will be presenting a very special Valentine's Day Dinner Theater Production- 'Til Death Do Us Part, written by Kate and JJ Musgrove.

'Til Death Do Us Part is a hilarious comedy that throws two unlikely families together in Holy Matrimony.  Audience members will be greeted by the great matrimonial coordinator, Mr. Sergio Spinnalli, and the South's perennial maid of honor, Miss Tansy Homely, as parts are distributed throughout the audience representing other outlandish guests such as celebrity chef Rachel Ray-Ray and Master Sailor- Captain Morgan.

The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 13th 2015 and Saturday Feb. 14th at 6:30pm- doors open at 6pm.  Tickets for this event are $20 for singles and $35 for couples. Party tables of six can also be purchased for $100.  Dinner is included in all ticket prices and will consist of a preshow appetizer, garden salad, an entree selection of either Angelo's famous spaghetti or Angelo's renown lasagna with garlic bread, and a dessert.

Tickets are available at your LifeSpan Center and can be purchases in advance or at the door.  For advanced ticket purchases or ticket sales information, please call 217.639.5150.

Enjoy a night of performing arts, laughter, delicious foods, and complimentary adult beverages!  Come and have a fun romantic night out with your special someone! Funds raised from this event will go toward your LifeSpan Center to help with programming and offset daily costs.

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