“All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration Sept. 23-27

"All Lit Up" bulbLLCC invites the public to the third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration the week of Sept. 23. Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read.

This year’s celebration will feature three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club will host creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature.

  • Monday, Sept. 23: “Mirthful Monday: How to Spur Creativity With Laughter”, 8-8:45 a.m., Menard Hall, Room 2217, local intuitive healer and therapist Teri Freesmeyer, facilitator
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Open mic for poetry, 11 a.m.-noon, A. Lincoln Commons, Professors Dave Leitner, Ph.D. and Eric Stachera, facilitators; film showing and discussion of “Moulin Rouge!” from 6-9 p.m., Robert H. Stephens Room, Assistant Professor Gillian Bauer, Ph.D., facilitator
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: 19th Annual Banned Books Reading, “Well, I’ll Be Banned!”, 1-2 p.m., LLCC Library, Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., facilitator, with volunteer readers and a song by Instructor Laurie Lewis-Fritz
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: Monologue writing workshop, 2-4 p.m., Menard Hall, Room 2217, Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D. and local playwright Timothy Crawford, facilitators
  • Friday, Sept. 27: “Meditating to Write,” 8-8:45 a.m., Menard Hall, Room 2217, Professors John Paul Jaramillo and Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., facilitators