Eureka Colege to host Literary Festival

GateHouse News Service

EUREKA — Eureka College will host its second annual Literary Festival March 1 and 2 on the campus.

Writers John McNally, Jesse Graves and Olivia Chadha will hold readings, book-signings, workshops and a panel discussion. Readings and book-signings by McNally and Graves will be at 7:30 p.m. March 1, readings and book-signings by Chadha and Graves will be at 7 p.m. March 2, and a panel discussion and workshops will be held throughout the day March 2. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Cerf Center.

For a schedule of events or to register, contact assistant professor of creative writing Zeke Jarvis at 467-6332 or or go to the Eureka College Humanities Division Facebook page. McNally’s novels are “After the Workshop,” “The Book of Ralph” and “America’s Report Card.”

Graves’ first book of poems, “Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine,” received the Weatherford Award in Poetry and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award in Poetry for 2011. Chadha’s first novel is titled “Balance of Fragile Things.”

Annual Atterbury recital set for Eureka college

EUREKA — The fourth-annual Cynthia Atterbury Piano Duet Recital will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Chapel at Eureka College.

 It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

 Ten pianists will perform works for two pianos and four hands on a Steinway concert grand piano and a Vose and Sons 7-foot grand piano. Performers will be students Amber Baer, Sara Dvorsky, Kelsey Henry, Kate West, Darian Wohlrabe, Lydia Presley and Jason Punke; alumnus Mark Kline; and faculty members Pamela Bates and Asako Bishop.

 The recital will feature works by Johann Christian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, George Frederick Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Reinhold Gliere, Aram Khachaturian and Antonin Dvorak. The recital is sponsored by the Division of Fine and Performing Arts and the Music Department. For information, contact Eureka College music professor Pamela Bates at 467-6398 or

Knox-Galeburg Symphony to feature violinist Polay

GALESBURG — The Knox-Galesburg Symphony will feature concertmaster violinist Louise Polay at its season subscription concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Under conductor Bruce Polay, the symphony will perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68 and Waschka’s “Belgrade” Overture for Orchestra.  Louise Polay will perform Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Opus 61.

At 10 a.m. Feb. 23, Louise Polay will present “The Violin” for the Music Mornings Program at the Galesburg Public Library. Concert ticket prices range from $10 to $20 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (342-2299), 250 East Main St., Galesburg, or online at or at the door.

Children and students are half-price. For more information, visit