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 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…