Humans of CU

By collecting stories and portraits of strangers, there’s hope to capture even a fraction of the depth and vibrancy living within the humans of Champaign-Urbana.
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Write On!

1. Set an alarm for 3 a.m. When you wake up, write down the first thing that pops into your head. Do this for a week and see what flourishes. 2. Rewrite the plot of your favorite fairytale and add a modern ...
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Poetic Just-US!

Spider Rose The white mites were there, in their beds under the leaves of our dying rose. Growing, making families, moving happily between stems, falling asleep on threads of faith. They lived without u...

Heads Up: Fairy Tale Ball

Used with permission from the Urbana Free Library. Have you ever wanted to be a fairy tale prince or princess without enduring those nasty stepmothers and poison apples? Now you can! Brush off that long-ago...

10 Things You Can Learn From Jane Austen

Jane Austin Center, used with permission by Dani P.L. and Creative Commons. » Walking alone in the countryside is the best way to meet a man. » Nothing is sexier than wordplay and a cup of tea. » “Bet...