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SCOPE literary exhibit at Vachel Lindsay Home April 28-May 11

Includes reading on opening day

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[April 25, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The "Artist in Residence" program series at the Vachel Lindsay Home Historic Site continues with an April 28-May 11 exhibit of award-winning poetry, prose and artwork from the SCOPE literary journal, published by the SIU School of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities.

A presentation by authors and artists included in the magazine will open the exhibit at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The "Artist in Residence" series is co-sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association.

The exhibit will feature original artwork by medical students, residents, faculty, staff and friends of the medical school. Each year, an ever-changing committee of SIU medical students selects submitted entries for inclusion in SCOPE magazine.

This is the 19th annual edition of SCOPE. Calls for entries each autumn are open to anyone affiliated with SIU School of Medicine. Entries need not be related to medicine. Visit

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The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site is the birthplace and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free public tours.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]


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