Thursday, September 9, 2010

Speakers Series presents "Some Say the World Will End in Fire: Stories That May Save Us"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “Some Say the World Will End in Fire: Stories That May Save Us” featuring Thomas King, an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: King is the creator of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s hit radio show, "The Dead Dog Café" as well as one of the performers. In 2003, he gave the prestigious Massey Lectures which were published as The Truth About Stories. King holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in English/American Studies and has worked in Native Studies programs as a teacher and administrator for the past forty years. This talk is an examination of the stories we tell and the ways in which stories and our imagination and provide us with identity, strength, and purpose.

The ECCE Speakers Series at UIS is a campus-sponsored lecture series that aims to exemplify engaged citizenship as part of the university’s effort to foster appreciation for and practice of diversity and the active effort to make a difference in the world. All events are free and open to the public.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Capital Scholars Honors Program, UIS Provost’s Office, Friends of Brookens Library, College of Public Affairs & Administration, and Student Affairs.

For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or

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