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Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 1, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Kids Klub-SCHEELS Loves Mom! (Mon. May 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/kids-klub-scheels-loves-mom/

Join SCHEELS in making a ONE OF A KIND craft to give your mom on Mother's Day! This FREE event is for children ages 4-12.

 

Register to win a great prize! All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel.

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 8, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Safe Family Saturday at SCHEELS (Sat. May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-safe-family-saturday/

Join SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group and Farmers Insurance for the 2015 Safe Family Saturday.

 

FREE bike helmets will be given away to the first 500 kids and FREE lunch to the first 750 attending. Kids activity area with entertainment for the whole family. Meet and Greet with MOWA Sprint Car Drive, Justin Standridge, see his car and get an autograph!! Kids 18 months to 5 years take part in the Strider Adventure Zone, bikes will be available to test ride on a secure course. Lots of games and excitement at this free family event.

 

REGISTER to WIN a $500.00 SCHEELS gift card and one of (2) His/Her Strider Bikes, courtesy of Strider. Sponsors: SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group, Farmers Insurance

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 15, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

"The Small-Town Experience in Spoon River Anthology" (Sun. May 17, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.3721
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/the-small-town-experience-in-spoon-river-anthology/

Author and speaker John Hallwas, who produced Spoon River Anthology: An Annotated Edition (1992)-a Choice Best Academic Book, which disclosed the background for Masters' famous poetic monologues and discussed his view of America-will speak on how the poet's experience in Lewistown and Petersburg impacted the writing of his famous book. Indeed, Masters had a complex, troubled relationship to his small-town background. Also his book was written a a time when the American small town was dealing with great challenges, due to cultural change, and people who had built their lives around the rhythms of rural and small-town society often experienced significant stress.

 

By reading and focusing on selected poems, Hallwas will reveal how the Anthology reflects crucial issues about human life - such as identity, belonging, and status - issues that were increasingly problematic in the small-town Midwest. With town dozen books and hundreds of articles in print, Hallwas is a widely published author, who has spoken extensively on small-town life, Midwestern history, and Illinois writers.

 

Light refreshments will be served after the Lecture.

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 22, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 29, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. Jun 5, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!