Thursday, June 9, 2011

Speakers Series presents "Children of Men" film screening and discussion

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents a screening and discussion of the film "Children of Men". The discussion will be led by Edward Beekman-Myers, adjunct English instructor at UIS.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library (UIS)

DETAILS: Staring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine, "Children of Men" is set in a fictional 2007. “In a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.” (Internet Movie Database)

Beekman-Myers is the author of the 2009 sci-fi/comedy novel The Totally Gnarly Adventures of the Galactically Bitchin' Comet Sweat! and several short stories, which are available at

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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