Other Humanities Events of Interest 2014-2015


Sonic Escape

Juilliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff (flute), Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello) devour new sounds and push boundaries - both within themselves and the musical establishment - in Sonic Escape.

The trio's ridiculous technique makes audiences swear they're hearing an orchestra of a dozen different instruments or the synchronous voice of one.  Humor and candid conversations, the players' backgrounds in acting, singing, dancing, and improvisation turn concerts into unforgettable performance events, infusing shows with pure, dynamic energy.

Admission: $8 student, $15 general public
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Doudna Fine Arts Center


Lions in Winter 2015

Lions in Winter, an annual literary festival held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, is scheduled for January 30-31, 2015.  The two-day festival will feature readings by visiting authors, craft talks, an editor's panel, a book fair and more.

Registration is required for all events unless noted as "open to the public."  The free and open to the public events include the Friday afternoon roundtable discussion on the keynote speaker, the two nighttime readings with all the authors, the Saturday morning story-hour and the book fair.

What does one receive for registering? Breakfast, lunch, admission to the writers' talks about how to improve one's craft and the editors' panel about how to publish one's work. Visit www.lionsinwinter.org/registration/ to register and to view a full schedule of events. 

Admission: fees vary
Friday, January 30 - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Doudna Fine Arts Center

Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival: Screening of Fish Tank

The 2015 Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival (CIFFF) will be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. March 23-25, 2015.  The theme for this year's festival is Coming of Age Sexuality.

The festival kicks off with a screening of Fish Tank (director and writer, Andrea Arnold, 2009) Monday March 23, 2015 from 3-5 pm in the Coleman Hall Auditorium.

Now in its seventh year, the film festival promotes the mission of the EIU Women's Studies Program, which is to promote an understanding of how issues related to gender, age, race, economic status, sexual identity, and nationality affect women's lives and the communities in which they live.  In order to promote an equitable and sensitive environment for all persons, Women's Studies also responds to issues affecting women on the EIU campus and in the local community.

CIFFF takes place each year in March during Women's History Awareness Month (WHAM).  The WHAM schedule at EIU also includes the Women's Studies Annual Awards Ceremony, a keynote presentation by author, activist, professor and recording artist Elaine Richardson, aka Dr. E, a living history performance, a concert of women's music, and the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival, among other events.  This year's theme for WHAM is Gender and Sexuality.

To learn more about the CIFFF, visit www.eiu.edu/~filmmnor/ or http://cifff.wikispaces.com/ , email Robin Murray at rlmurray@eiu.edu or call 217-581-2428.

Free admission
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:00pm
Coleman Hall Auditorium