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Event Archives 2009

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Millikin Coalition Against Cancer featuring Sarah Johnson, survivor and author of OOPS! Did I Say That?
7pm Perkinson Art Gallery, Kirkland Fine Arts Center • November 5, 2009

BRONZE MAN BOOKS hosted a special gathering, the Millikin University Coalition Against Cancer. Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm in Perkinson Gallery at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Millikin University organizations including Coaches Vs. Cancer, Delta Delta Delta, Up Til Dawn, and other groups will shared their efforts in the fight against cancer. See the news story: "Cancer survivor bringing story, her new book to Millikin event." Herald & Review, (Decatur, IL), November 4, 2009.

Bronze Man Books Picnic • Wednesday, May 6, 2009

At the end of the school year, Bronze Man Books hosts a campus picnic for the staff and friends of the company. This has become a time to honor students graduating from Millikin and to announce new leadership roles for the upcoming year. See photos.

A Night Of Poetry • 6:30 – 9:00pm • Monday, April 27, 2009
Madden Arts Center, 125 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62523

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Millikin University and Bronze Man Books publishing company and the Decatur Area Arts Council hosts “A Night of Poetry.” Come and enjoy poetry readings of original works by a talented group of Millikin University professors, Millikin University students and other area writers at the Madden Arts Center. It's a relaxing evening during which you will find yourself both laughing and tearing up. Here is our lineup of authors who will be reading:

Carmen Aravena
Natalie Perfetti
Stephen Frech
Sandra McKenna
Millikin Student Authors (Sarah K. Johnson, Heather Champion, Cristin Callis)
Intermission (Music provided by Jesse Hite, Maroa-Forsyth High School junior
Open Mic
Robert Grindy & Richland Communty College Students
Randy Brooks

Area poets, novice or experienced, are encouraged to read their poetry during an open mic session. See the poster (jpg) for this reading. See photos of the BMB sales table.

OOPS! Did I Say That? Peoria Book Launch • 7pm Peoria Riverman Hockey Game • April 11, 2009

The Riverman Hockey Team has been a strong supporter of the development of OOPS! Did I Say That? In order to celebrate the publication of this book, author Sarah K. Johnson is the special game guest. Come see Sarah's halftime interview and book signing at the Peoria Riverman Hockey game. See photos.

OOPS! Did I Say That? Millikin Book Launch • 6pm Pilling Chapel • March 24, 2009

Join us for the book launch of OOPS! Did I Say That? It is a flip-up picture book intended for all ages. This book launch is a gathering of the Millikin and Central Illinois community to celebrate the launch of this new book by Millikin alumni Sarah Johnson. Sarah will read the book and discuss it's development from concept to published book. She will also discuss goals for the book to make a difference to the many children and their families experiencing challenging medical recoveries. Please join us for this celebration of this important, life-changing book.

AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Annual Bookfair • February 10-14, 2009

Millikin University publishing organizations shared an exhibit table at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair in Chicago, Illinois from February 10-14. Millikin student editors Aubrie Cox and Greer Williams represented Bronze Man Books and Collage literary magazine at the book fair. Collage faculty co-advisers, Dr. Carmella Braniger and Dr. Stephen Frech, also attended the conference and book fair. Dr. Frech hosted another table featuring broadsides published by Millikin University's student-run Blue Satellite press, his recent chapbook, The Dark Vilages of Childhood, and his Onieros Press poetry broadside series. See photos of the book fair.

Photo-Haiga Exhibition Lecture & Reading • February 6, 2009

An exhibit of photo-haiga (a combination of photography and haiku) by Priscilla Meddaugh and Randy Brooks will be up from February 3 through Februrary 15, 2009. At 3pm on February 6 there is an opening lecture and haiku reading to celebrate the exhibition. Authors from the Millikin University Haiku Anthology and published in the Riverbed Haiku Anthology will also participate in a haiku reading. This event is sponsored by Staley Library, Bronze Man Books and Riverbed Haiku. Second floor, Staley Library. See the online exhibit.

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