Tuesday, October 5, 2010

News from East Boogie

Tue, October 5, 2010 5:14:09 AM
Subject: Re: Preview #5: Journal of Pan African Studies Poetry Issue, deadline
extended to October 15 for submissions

thanx x, for this & all good gifts u send . . . below's what's happening out
here in the "heart of the heart of the country" . . . easy, ebr . . .

TO: All Media; Poets & Writers; Art, Dance, English & Music Departments

“2010” Slated for October 19 in East St. Louis:
EBR Writers Club Presents “Break Word,” a “2010” Celebration
in Poetry, Dance, Jazz & Exhibits in a Conch/us/nest-raising Atmosphere

East Saint Louis, IL—“2010,” a multi-arts expo of “Remembrance & Celebration”
sponsored by the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club, will be presented Tuesday,
Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m
. in Bldg. B, Room 2083 of the SIUE/East St. Louis Higher
Education Center, 601 J.R. Thompson Drive. The public is invited to this free
event, part of the Club’s annual “Break Word with the World” program.

“2010” will feature the following poets/performers “live” from the “Soular
”: Roscoe Crenshaw, Jim Klenn, Byron Lee, Susan “Spit-Fire” Lively,
Darlene Roy, Jeffrey Skoblow, Treasure Williams, Jaye Willis and Eugene B.
Redmond. Their aim? To raise “conch/us/nest” through art.

Among other expo offerings:
*“2010 Experience in Dance” (SIUE/ESL Center for the Performing Arts,
directed by Theo Jamison);
*“Jazz 2010” (with Saxophonist Kendrick Smith and keyboardist Brian Harrison;
* “The Festive & the Funereal” (mixed media exhibit);
*“Kwansabas of Remembrance & Celebration” for Ezora Woodard Duncan (1920-2010)
and Dr. Lena J. (Knight) Weathers, Writers Club trustee who turned 80
Sept. 5.

The exhibit will include photos, posters, newspaper clippings, magazines, art
work, book and album (LP) covers and other memorabilia from the Eugene B.
Redmond Collection, which is housed at SIU-Edwardsville. Also, open mic and
book sales will be part of the evening.

The Writers Club, founded in 1986 and named for East St. Louispoet laureate,
is enjoying its 24th year. All writers are welcome to meetings, held at the
SIUE/ESL Center on the first and third Tuesday, September through May. Club
Trustees include Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Avery Brooks, Walter Mosley,
Quincy Troupe, Jerry Ward Jr., and Dr. Weathers. Trustees also serve on the
editorial board of “Drumvoices Revue,” a multicultural literary journal co-
published by SIUE and the Club. Darlene Roy is president of the group.

Besides the Club, other sponsors of “2010” include “Drumvoices,” SIUE, Black
River Writers Press, and the East St. Louis Cultural Revival Campaign
Committee. For more information about the Writers Club or area cultural-
literary activities, call 618 650-3991 or write the group at P.O. Box 6165,
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201; eredmon@siue.edu.

--Eugene Redman



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