"Give me some light!" cries Hamlet's uncle midway through the murder of Gonzago. "Light! Light!" cry scattering courtesans. Here, as in Denmark, it's dark at four, and even the moon shines with only half a heart. The ornaments go down into the box: the silver spaniel, My Darling on its collar, from
Apr 29 2017
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Slam begins at 9 p.m. 11th Annual Rootabaga Poetry Slam, hosted by Mark K. (Slampapi) Smith, founder/creator of the International Poetry Slam movement. The Rootabaga Poetry Slam is a unique form of performance poetry competition open to all ages. Smith brings a regional slam competition to Galesburg and the Festival. Top “slammers” from across the Midwest are expected to come and compete for cash prizes totaling $350. First place $200, second place $100, third place $50. There is no entry fee to compete. Admission is free. However, a freewill offering will be accepted, with refreshments provided. An all-ages event, but a cash bar is available. This event is sponsored by The Big Read, Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and Carl Sandburg College.
156 E. Main St.61401 Galesburg, Illinois
Apr 08 2017
The Slam Cabaret is an open mic show and everyone is invited to get on stage and show off their poetry and performance skills.
Slam Poetry founder Marc Smith will serve as the Slam Cabaret's host and ringmaster. Smith will also perform his own work as well, and he'll be joined by special guest poets direct from The Green Mill in Chicago's Uptown Neighborhood, the home of slam poetry in Chicago since 1986.
The Slam Cabaret will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Henry's Double K in Mount Carroll. It is sponsored by the Mount Carroll District Library, with support through a Community Arts Programming Grant from The Freeport Art Museum and Henry's Double K.
Tickets for the Slam Cabaret are $7.50 per person, and are available in advance from the Mount Carroll District Library. Admission is free for students and performers. The slam poetry event will benefit future library community programming.
834 South Jackson Street61053 Mount Carroll, Illinois
Apr 05 2017
In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for a poetry reading with Aurora's own A-Town Poetics. Poets will read original works. So come experience poetry--out loud! A-Town Poetics, based in Aurora, IL, is a group of poets and writers who meet to write together in a supportive environment. Program sponsored by the Aurora Public Library-Eola Road Branch. For more information, or to register, please call 630-264-3420.
555 S. Eola Rd.60504 Aurora, Illinois
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