Columbia College Chicago

July 22, 2009

The Printer's Ball, Come One, Come All

The Columbia College Chicago Library will be among hundreds of literary organizations participating in this year’s Printer’s Ball, sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and co-produced by Columbia College Chicago and the Center for Book and Paper Arts.

This year celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Printer’s Ball, which will be held on Friday, July 31st from 5:00pm-11:00pm at Columbia's Luddington Building, 1104 S. Wabash. Materials from The Big Read will be available during the evening, including copies of Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury. Quantities are limited, so arrive early!

The Printer’s Ball is an annual celebration of print culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books and broadsides available free of charge. In addition to the materials giveaway, there will be live readings, printing and paper-making demonstrations and music throughout the evening.

Admission to the Printer's Ball is free and open to all ages. Don't miss this special event!

July 7, 2009

Come to the Largest Youth Poetry Festival in the World

Columbia College Chicago
is proud to have been chosen, along with other Chicago institutions, to be a presenting partner and host-site for the 2009 Brave New Voices international youth poetry slam festival.

Between July 13th and 19th, Columbia’s residence centers, lounges and performance venues will host over 500 Teen Poetry Slam Champions from 45 parts of the country and 5 additional cities from across the globe, representing over 50,000 young poets in their local communities. For those of you not familiar with Brave New Voices, you can check out the very successful documentary series about last year’s festival (hosted by George Washington University) on HBO.

Please extend a warm welcome to these students and their mentors (some of whom may be considering Columbia as their future educational home!).

July 6, 2009

Bravo Reality Show for Artists - Casting Call!
Are you an artist? Are you interested in being on a reality show like Project Runway, The Fashion Show, or Top Design?

Bravo TV is holding a Nationwide Casting Call for Artists in Chicago. Interested artists will want to read through if interested in participating. Application form and details of what to bring to the casting call are available at:
According to the website: "We want contemporary artists. Your medium could be one of many (or several of many) – painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, mixed-media – we want voices that believe in their art and want the world to know."

Thursday, July 16, 10 AM – 2 PM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State Street