Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series

Celebrating Poetry: New Poets Emerging

Presenting new poets from the University of Chicago Creative Writing Program. Hosted by Suzanne Buffam (Past Imperfect, Interiors). Featuring Andrew Chen, Thade Correa, Noah Diamond, William Larsen, Matthew Lemoyne (1st place Heart of Chicago, Fall 2009), Sean Pears, Hannah Walser (Annan Award 2009). Co-sponsored    by The Committee on Creative Writing, University of Chicago

April 28, 2010 • Wednesday • 6:30 pm

All events are FREE and are held at:

Blackstone Branch Library of the

Chicago Public Library

4904 S. Lake Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60615

For more information call 312.747.0511 or visit https://friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com/

Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series presented by Friends of Blackstone Library. The series honors the contributions to civic and cultural life made by the Despres Family by  encouraging civic discourse and cultural engagement.

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FRIENDS OF BLACKSTONE LIBRARY presents

Nicole Mitchell Up Close

Literature as Art

Discussing the influence of Octavia Butler and Afrofuturism

On her art and style

Join Nicole Mitchell along with panelists John Corbett, writer and curator, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, and Madhu Dubey, professor, African American Studies and English, University of Illinois Chicago, exploring afrofuturism’s influence on music, literature, and visual arts.

Wednesday

April 7, 2010

6:00 pm


Blackstone Branch Library

4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

In the Auditorium

Mitchell presents her latest composition, Intergalactic Beings, at MCA on Friday, April 30. It is inspired by Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis trilogy.

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April Friends Meeting

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Because of the Nicole Mitchell panel on April 7, 2010, our meeting has been moved to Wed., April 14, 2010. (Information forthcoming on Nicole Mitchell)

WHAT: Friends of Blackstone Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 6pm
WHERE: Blackstone Library
4904 S. Lake Park Ave.
Classroom, lower level

Join us for the next Friends of Blackstone meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6 pm.
Have a friend or neighbor that’s interested in the library? Bring them along! Everyone is welcomed!

Brenda P. Sawyer

Friends of Blackstone Library

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April Friends Meeting

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Because of the Nicole Mitchell panel on April 7, 2010, our meeting has been moved to Wed., April 14, 2010. (Information forthcoming on Nicole Mitchell)

WHAT: Friends of Blackstone Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 6pm
WHERE: Blackstone Library
4904 S. Lake Park Ave.
Classroom, lower level

Join us for the next Friends of Blackstone meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6 pm.
Have a friend or neighbor that’s interested in the library? Bring them along! Everyone is welcomed!

Brenda P. Sawyer

Friends of Blackstone Library

Join the conversation at https://friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com

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