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Gurga leading haiku lecture and workshop
21, 2002] Lee
Gurga will present a haiku lecture and workshop at the Japan House,
2000 S. Lincoln Ave. in Urbana, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 9
Dr. Gurga, a Lincoln dentist, is past
president of the Haiku Society of America and editor of the journal
entitled Modern Haiku. In 1998 the Illinois Arts Council awarded him
a poetry fellowship for his work in haiku. Two of his books have won
first prize in the Haiku Society of America’s annual book awards.
Workshop participants will be given a
brief introduction to the art of Japanese haiku. Participants will
also have a chance to write their own haiku and share insights with
others. Haiku is a social art as well as a literary art, and sharing
is an important part of the haiku tradition. This sharing allows
both the writer and the listener to grow.
registration deadline is Oct. 4. For more information call Japan
House at (217) 244-9934.
25, 2002] "Details
at 10," Ardella Garland. Simon & Schuster, 207 pages. Genre:
Georgia Barnett is a reporter and a
newshound. She loves fighting for a lead story. She knows that a
lead story is especially hard for a black woman to lock down. She
feels underappreciated, forced to work the fluff stories and pimped,
but she is having none of it. "To show some pride, you have to work
around the journalism prejudice."
"Details at 10" follows Georgia as she
covers the story of a small child named Little Butter.
Unfortunately, Little Butter is missing
and it’s all Georgia’s fault. While covering yet another drive-by
shooting in the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood, she interviews a
young girl at the scene of the crime who describes the shooter.
Several days later, Georgia receives a call from a frantic mother
stating that her daughter has turned up missing, and because of the
police’s unwillingness to help find yet another one of "those" types
of kids, the frantic mother calls upon the local television station
for help. When Georgia goes to interview the mother of the child for
a spot on the news, she realizes that this is the same child that
she has interviewed about the shooting.
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Georgia enlists the help of the
handsome Detective Doug Eckhart, the man with a voice of steel and a
heart of gold. Georgia finds herself in the middle of a gang war in
her search for the missing child and needs all the help the
detective can give her.
Garland is the nom de plume of Yolanda Joe, author of the Blackboard
best-selling novels "Falling Leaves of Ivy," "He Say, She Say," and
"Bebe’s by Golly Wow." A news writer at CBS in Chicago for 12 years,
Joe is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University
School of Journalism. Raised by her grandparents, she grew up in
Chicago and still lives there. The name "Ardella Garland," a
combination of her grandparents’ names, was created to honor them.
[Bobbi Reddix, Lincoln Public
Mid-Illinois Book Center offers online book club
So many good books, so
little time. The Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center has been offering
free audio book selections to members and is now launching a
new free service: an online book club that delivers books
you like audio books, you can listen to them in your e-mail by
signing up for the audio book club. This is a great way to discover
great books if you are too busy to visit the library or cannot visit
the library because of a disability.
Each day, Monday through Friday,
the library e-mails subscribers a book portion that takes about five
minutes to read, and subscribers can read three chapters during a week.
Each week the club features new books,
and with seven book clubs to choose from, there is something for
everyone. Patrons can read fiction, nonfiction, romance, business,
good news and teen books. Soon there will be a mystery book club.
The Talking Books online book club is
delivered to you through a service provided by
Chapter-A-Day founder and CEO Suzanne
Beecher said, "It’s an honor to welcome Talking Books to our e-mail
online book clubs. Talking Books helped me through a difficult time
in my life. I have an eye disorder, and for a while I walked with a
red and white cane and spent many afternoons on a sofa in my sunroom
listening to Talking Books. They were my lifeline to a better
quality of life for me at the time."
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Readers can sign up for the service at
For more information on the
program or for an application, call 1 (800) 426-0709 or 1 (800)
The Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center
provides free library service including books and magazines on tape
and playback equipment to individuals unable to read regular print
because of a visual or physical disability.
Book Center is funded by the Illinois State Library, a division of
the Office of Secretary of State.
County Arts Association upcoming films
upcoming monthly features in the Logan County Arts Association
series of classic films will start at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cinemas,
215 S. Kickapoo.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931)
March, Miriam Hopkins
on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr. Henry Jekyll believes
that there are two distinct sides to men: a good and an evil side.
He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild
with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
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Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)
Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe
alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) lands their spacecraft
on cold-war Earth just after the end of World War II. He tells the
people of Earth that we must live peacefully or be destroyed as a
danger to other planets.
will be available at Serendipity Stitches, 129 S. Kickapoo; the
Lincoln Public Library Annex; at the door; or by calling (217)
732-4298. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50
for children 13 and under. These features are one show only, with
County Arts Association ]
Lincoln Community Theatre
Community Theatre’s box office, phone
735-2614, is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through
Saturday for the summer season. The office is located in the lobby
of the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of
"Dearly Departed" are scheduled for July 12-20, and "The King and I"
will be presented Aug. 2-10. Show times are 2 p.m. on Sundays and 8
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The LCT mailing address is Lincoln Community Theatre, P.O. Box 374, Lincoln,
IL 62656; e-mail: email@example.com.
LDC website at www.geocities.com/lincolncommunitytheatre/index.html.
Pictures from past productions are included.
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