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Poems Across Urbana Children’s Writing Workshop

2022-06-11 14:00:00 2022-06-11 15:00:00 America/Chicago Poems Across Urbana Children’s Writing Workshop King Park / 915 W. Wascher Dr. Urbana, IL 61801 -

Saturday, June 11
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-11 14:00:00 2022-06-11 15:00:00 America/Chicago Poems Across Urbana Children’s Writing Workshop Join artist, dancer, and poet Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure for a workshop that shows young poets how to unlock their voices and play with words! King Park / 915 W. Wascher Dr. Urbana, IL 61801 -

Join artist, dancer, and poet Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure for a workshop that shows young poets how to unlock their voices and play with words!

Join local poet Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure for a poetry workshop for children where kids will write short descriptive lines and use a variety of methods to combine them into poems.  Activities will encourage creativity and having fun with words.

For more than three decades, Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure has immersed herself in the arts.  She started out performing in spoken word competitions at the age of 11, and she used that platform to overcome her fear of public speaking.  Her newest book of poetry – Splitting 650 – came out in 2021.

Want to share your poem with everyone in Urbana?  Submit it to the Library’s Poems Across Urbana project!  The project will print short (2-4 lines) original poems on signs to be displayed throughout Urbana in August and September.  If your poem is chosen, you’ll receive a sign with your poem printed on it for display.

Paid for in part by the City of Urbana Arts and Culture Grant.

AGE GROUP: | Elementary Students |

EVENT TYPE: | Children |

TAGS: | Poetry |

King Park / 915 W. Wascher Dr. Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 9:30am - 11:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Jul 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:25am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Jul 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
The Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Thu, Jul 25, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Jul 26, 9:00am - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Jul 27, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Market at the Square

Sat, Jul 27, 9:00am - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Jul 29, 9:30am - 11:30am
The Urbana Free Library - Busey-Mills Reading Room

Mon, Jul 29, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room,Children's Area

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 10:25am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Middle School

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Blair Park - Blair Park Pavilion

Wed, Jul 31, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Urbana Middle School

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Aug 01, All day
The Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Priarie Winds of Urbana

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Aug 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Aug 05, 9:30am - 11:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 10:25am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Canceled
Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Urbana Free Library

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Aug 08, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Aug 12, 9:30am - 11:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Aug 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Mon, Aug 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:25am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Urbana City Building - Council Chambers

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - Online

Wed, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Aug 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Fri, Aug 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Aug 19, 9:30am - 11:30am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 10:25am
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Wed, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Aug 21, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
College of Law

Wed, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium