Congratulations, Michael Phelon!

Michael Phelon, coordinator, Open Door Mentorship Program, was among the honorees at the Illinois State Capitol Feb. 8 during Michael Phelon 1Michael Phelonspecial Black History Month Celebration. Michael was honored for “Outstanding Commitment to Community Service.” The award was presented by Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. Members of the Open Door program also attended. Special guest at the celebration was celebrated athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Writers Workshop and Community Concert tomorrow

LLCC’s Open Door program is collaborating with the state’s historic sites in Springfield and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site to present a writing workshop for student artists and a special community concert at the Springfield campus Dec. 15.

The “I Am America” Writers Workshop will take place in the R. H. Stephens Room from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The workshop is designed for poets, singer-songwriters spoken word artists and authors. Participants will discuss topics such as songwriting, writer’s block, starting your book, and creating a song demo.  Registration is required to participate in the workshop by contacting Michael Phelon in the Open Door Mentorship Program at Michael.phelon@llc.edu or 217-786-3689.

Music and Conversation will kickoff with an artist reception at 5:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.  The main event, a concert and thoughtful conversation inspired by some of Antonio Neal’s latest songs, starts at 6 p.m. Read more…

Open Door collaborates with Springfield historic sites to host writing workshop and concert.

LLCC’s Open Door program is collaborating with the state’s historic sites in Springfield and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site to present a writing workshop for student artists and a special community concert at the Springfield campus Dec. 15.

The “I Am America” Writers Workshop will take place in the R. H. Stephens Room from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The workshop is designed for poets, singer-songwriters spoken word artists and authors. Participants will discuss topics such as songwriting, writer’s block, starting your book, and creating a song demo.  Registration is required to participate in the workshop by contacting Michael Phelon in the Open Door Mentorship Program at Michael.phelon@llc.edu or 217-786-3689.

Music and Conversation will kickoff with an artist reception at 5:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.  The main event, a concert and thoughtful conversation inspired by some of Antonio Neal’s latest songs, starts at 6 p.m. Read more…