Viewing events for February 2020
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 – Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Friday, Feb 21 -- US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo headlines the Carson McCullers Literary Awards at the Bo Bartlett Center. Reception 6:30 pm, Reading 7:30 pm. Saturday, Feb 22 -- US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gives master class on writing at the Bo Bartlett Center, 10 am.
On multiple days
Akeelah is an 11- year old girl growing up in a tough Chicago neighborhood. She is surrounded by realistic obstacles many young people face—crime, violence, drug abuse and the stress of wanting a better life. When her teacher pressures her into competing in her school’s Spelling Bee, Akeelah meets other competitors from different walks of life. She rises to the challenge of the Bee and learns that through hard work, perseverance, and friendship, words can change her world.