WBEZ | Film Row Cinema, Columbia College http://www.wbez.org/content/film-row-cinema-columbia-college Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Story Week Festival of Writers: Fiction Faculty Showcase http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-fiction-faculty-showcase-105913 <p><p>Members of Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department will read from their work, including <strong>Randall Albers</strong>, <strong>Andrew Allegretti</strong>, <strong>Nami Mun</strong> (<em>Miles From Nowhere</em>), <strong>Eugene Cross</strong> (<em>Fires of Our Choosing</em>), <strong>Aaron Golding</strong>, and <strong>Jessica Young</strong>, hosted by <strong>Patricia Ann McNair</strong> (<em>Temple of Air</em>).</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://www.storyweek.org">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-fiction-faculty-showcase-105913 Story Week Festival of Writers – From Page to Stage: Scenes from Student Playwriters http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-%E2%80%93-page-stage-scenes-student-playwriters-105911 <p><p>Students from Columbia College Chicago playwriting classes present their work, hosted by <strong>Tim McCain</strong> and <strong>Tom Mula</strong>.</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://www.storyweek.org">here.</a></p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-%E2%80%93-page-stage-scenes-student-playwriters-105911 Story Week Festival of Writers – Dramatic Revisioning: Conversation with Playwrights http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-%E2%80%93-dramatic-revisioning-conversation-playwrights-105910 <p><p>Playwrights <strong>Adrian Danzig</strong>, Producing Artistic Director, <em>500 Clown</em>, <strong>Mickle Maher</strong>, Co-founder, Theater Oobleck and <strong>John Musial</strong>, Writer/Director, Lookingglass Theatre discuss the role of vision in their work on a panel hosted by<strong> Lisa Schlesinger.</strong></p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://www.storyweek.org">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-%E2%80%93-dramatic-revisioning-conversation-playwrights-105910 An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner Mary Schmich http://www.wbez.org/evening-pulitzer-prize-winner-mary-schmich-99092 <p><p>When <strong>Mary Schmich </strong>came to Chicago 20 years ago to begin writing a column for the<em> Chicago Tribune</em>, she says she couldn't have imagined she'd still be writing her column today. Yet, on April 16, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in commentary for the very same column.<br><br>As Mary wrote on April 18 about her beginnings as a columnist here, "Where do you start to try to understand and write about a city you barely know, one that's bigger than some countries? On a chilly afternoon in the April I arrived, I sat in a Coffee Chicago with a yellow pad and tried to answer the question. I wrote down things like: Go out. Get to know people. Introduce Chicago people to each other. Make the city visible. Make it feel like a small town. Stories!"<br><br>Join us for an evening of conversation with Mary Schmich to discuss her Pulitzer-winning body of work, her process for finding and writing Chicago's stories, and more.<br><br>NPR's <strong>Cheryl Corley</strong> will ask the questions on everyone's minds at an <em>Inside the Actors Studio</em>-style interview brought to you by the Association for Women Journalists–Chicago and the Columbia College Chicago Journalism Department.<br><br>Light appetizers will be provided.</p></p> Sun, 13 May 2012 13:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/evening-pulitzer-prize-winner-mary-schmich-99092 Reading, Conversation, and Book Signing with John Sayles http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-22/reading-conversation-and-book-signing-john-sayles <p><p><strong>John Sayles</strong>, author of <em>A Moment in the Sun</em>, speaks with hosts <strong>Randall Albers</strong> and <strong>Bruce Sheridan</strong>.<br> <br> The work of John Sayles has been integral to the development of independent film in the United States. Beginning with his first feature,<em> Return of the Secaucus 7</em>, his movies have helped define the “other” that exists beyond Hollywood. Despite an unwillingness to tailor his subject matter and style to the dictates of the mainstream, he has managed to direct sixteen feature films, including his most recent movie, <em>Honeydripper </em>(2007), which starred Danny Glover. His seventeenth feature, Amigo, was filmed in the Philippines in early 2010.<br> <br> Sayles began his career as a storyteller as a writer of fiction, authoring the novels<em> Pride of the Bimbos </em>(1975), <em>Union Dues</em> (1978, nominated for National Book Award and National Critics' Circle Award), and <em>Los Gusanos </em>(1990), and short story collections <em>The Anarchists' Convention</em> (1979) and <em>Dillinger in Hollywood</em> (2004). His novel <em>A Moment In The Sun</em>, set during the same period as <em>Amigo</em>, in the Philippines, Cuba, and the U.S., will be released in 2011 by Dave Egger's publishing house, McSweeney's. Sayles was recently honored with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Writer's Guild of America.</p></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:19:53 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-22/reading-conversation-and-book-signing-john-sayles 23rd Anniversary Studs Terkel Community Media Awards http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-14/23rd-anniversary-studs-terkel-community-media-awards <p><p>We will honor media professionals who, like Studs Terkel, bring the voices of ordinary people to mainstream attention. We honor journalists that go the extra mile to report news “from the people who made Chicago and the nation, news that’s bottom up rather than up, down,” as Studs said at our 2007 awards event. “That’s what this is all about.”<br> <br> This year's award winners are: <strong>Mick Dumke</strong>, reporter for the<em> Chicago Reader</em>; <strong>Maria Hinojosa</strong>, anchor for PBS and<em> Latino USA</em> on National Public Radio; and <strong>Chip Mitchell</strong>, reporter for WBEZ Chicago Public Media. The 2012 Studs Terkel Scholarship winner is <strong>Daniel Castro</strong>, Columbia College television student.</p></p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:37:11 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-14/23rd-anniversary-studs-terkel-community-media-awards Lynsey Addario: Institute Fellow & Award-winning Photographer http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-03/lynsey-addario-institute-fellow-award-winning-photographer <p><p>Join the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for a special evening presentation and discussion with Institute Fellow and award-winning photographer, <strong>Lynsey Addario</strong>, in conversation with Executive Director <strong>Jane M. Saks</strong>. As an Institute Fellow, Addario was commissioned to create portraits of women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the internationally traveling photography exhibition "Congo/Women Portraits of War," co-produced by the Institute and Art Works Projects. The exhibition premiered at Columbia College in February 2009 and is currently touring internationally through 2012 (<a href="http://www.congowomen.org">www.congowomen.org</a>). A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for team reporting, Addario photographs for numerous publications, frequently focusing on human rights and women’s lives around the world. She is a member of the prestigious VII Network, and was recently named one of O Magazine’s “Power List of 2010.”<br> <br> This will be Lynsey Addario’s first live public program in Chicago since she and three New York Times colleagues—Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks, and Anthony Shahid—were held captive in Libya for a week in March by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi loyalists.<br> <br> Lynsey Addario is an Institute Fellow, and award-winning American photojournalist based in Delhi, India, where she photographs for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, and other publications. Addario has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a 2009 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for team reporting for the feature “Talibanistan” in September 2008 for The New York Times. Addario won the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2008 for her work in Darfur, where she has been photographing for six consecutive years. She was the recipient of the Fuji Award in 2005 at Visa pour Limage for a photo essay on injured American soldiers in Balad, Iraq, the ICP Infinity Award in 2002 by the International Center of Photography, and the Soros Foundation 2004 Moving Walls exhibit featuring her work in Darfur. She was selected as one of 12 participants in the World Press Photos 11th Joop Swart Masterclass. Addario has also earned awards in the Pictures of the Year International contest and been featured in the American Photography Competition and Community Arts for several consecutive years.<br> <br> In addition to her recent work covering revolutions in Libya, Bahrain, and Tunisia, Addario’s latest series include: “Sudan Referendum” (Newsweek, January 2011); “Afghan Women” (National Geographic, December 2010); "Maternal Mortality” (Time, December 2010); “New Arrivals Strain India’s Cities to Breaking Point” (New York Times, November 2010); “Why Egypt’s Outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Still Thrives” (Time, November 2010); and “For Female Marines, Tea Comes with Bullets (New York Times, October 2010). She has photographed several features in The New York Times Magazine, including: “Karzai in his Labyrinth” (August 2009); “Talibanistan in Pakistan’s North Western Frontier Province and the Tribal Areas” (September 2008, Pulitzer Prize for Team Reporting); “Battle Company and the War in Afghanistan” (February 2008). Addario received a BA at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, where she graduated with Honors.</p></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:29:51 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-03/lynsey-addario-institute-fellow-award-winning-photographer 2011 Making Media Connections Conference http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-06-09/2011-making-media-connections-conference <p><p>Learn from communications experts and meet journalists at the <em>Making Media Connections</em> conference. One of Community Media Workshop's key events since 1993, our conference is designed for nonprofit communicators, volunteers, and staff who are responsible for telling their group&rsquo;s story through the news media or other channels. We bring them together with public relations experts, social media leaders, and Chicagoland journalists looking for stories. The conference features three keynote speakers and 18 panels on topics ranging from Chicago's metro news to mobile apps for nonprofits. Keynote speakers include: <strong>Mary Schmich</strong>, Chicago Tribune; <strong>Charles Festa</strong>, Threadless; and <strong>DeAnna McLeary</strong>, TrueStar. Panelists include: <strong>Patrick Curry</strong>, WGN News; <strong>Deidra White</strong>, CBS 2; <strong>Jessica Rudis</strong>, Patch.com; <strong>Kari Lydersen</strong>, freelance journalist; <strong>David Schalliol</strong>, GapersBlock; <strong>Bruce Dold</strong>, Chicago Tribune; <strong>Valerie Denney</strong>, Valerie Denney Communications; <strong>Martha Carlos</strong>, American Red Cross; and <strong>Charles Mombo</strong>, Chocolate City.</p><p>Register online at <a href="http://communitymediaworkshop.org/mmc2011/">http://communitymediaworkshop.org/mmc2011/</a>&nbsp;.</p></p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:45:37 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-06-09/2011-making-media-connections-conference Half-Pint Poetics Open Mic http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-26/half-pint-poetics-open-mic <p><p><strong>Louder Than A Bomb</strong> is the largest teen poetry festival in the world. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, Louder Than A Bomb provides friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community through poetry, oral storytelling, and hip-hop spoken word.</p><p>The festival is an Olympic-style poetry competition, featuring 70 teams and 650 students in 2011. During the festival, there are also plenty of noncompetitive events such as the <strong>Half-Pint Poetics Open Mic</strong>, sponsored by <a href="http://kuumbalynx.org">Kuumba Lynx </a>. Half-Pint is an opportunity for elementary school-aged students to participate in LTAB. Just another reminder that at Louder Than A Bomb, the points are not the point.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Louder Than a Bomb is co-presented by Columbia College Chicago and Vocalo 89.5FM/WBEZ 91.5FM.</em></strong><br /><br />YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS is grateful for support from Alphawood Foundation, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Boeing Company, C.N.A. Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Tribune Foundation, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs-CityArts Program 2, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ 91.5 FM), Columbia College Chicago, Crown Family Philanthropies, Just Indulge, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Lovely Bake Shop, Illinois Arts Council, MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, McCormick Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, Sahara Enterprises, Inc., Schopf &amp; Weiss Charitable Giving Fund, Speh Family Foundation, and contributions from many individual donors and community partners.</p></p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:45:39 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-26/half-pint-poetics-open-mic AWJ Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker WTTW's Elizabeth Brackett http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-18/awj-annual-meeting-guest-speaker-wttws-elizabeth-brackett <p><p>AWJ-Chicago's Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, February 18, at Columbia College&rsquo;s Film Row Cinema. Our keynote speech, &quot;The Joy and Travails of Journalism,&quot; will be given by <strong>Elizabeth Brackett</strong>, correspondent and substitute host for WTTW11&rsquo;s flagship nightly public affairs program &ldquo;Chicago Tonight&rdquo; and author of the 2009 book <em>Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption into a National Sideshow</em>.</p><p>The evening begins at 6:30&nbsp;PM with a reception and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres. The annual meeting starts at 7:00 PM with a welcome and election of board members. Brackett&rsquo;s address follows. <br /><br />Admission is free to AWJ members whose 2011 dues are paid and Columbia faculty and students; admission is $20 for non-members. For $15, non-member students from schools other than Columbia can get admission to the meeting and a one-year membership. Dues are $50 for regular members, $15 for students, and $65 for associates. Consider joining now or at the meeting. <br /><br />Please RSVP by 9:00PM on February 13. Register at <a href="http://www.awj-chicago.org/events">www.awj-chicago.org/events</a>.</p></p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:24:34 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-18/awj-annual-meeting-guest-speaker-wttws-elizabeth-brackett