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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

The Scene With Writer Emma Wilson

Rachel Otwell
Emma Wilson

This week we hear from Emma Wilson. The Springfielder co-wrote/co-directed the new short film Sarah, along with Dave Heinzel - it stars actor Stella Cole. Wilson is also apoet(recently profiled by Scott for the Illinois Times, here) and event organizer, she also has a blog about "creative recovery" called Mental Thrillness. Tune in to hear what she's up to & a sample of her poetry!

Also this week, Thursday  March 9th Shaun King, a journalist known for his use of social media and reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement speaks in Urbana, info here.  This weekend, there's an art show at the DEMOandanother one about the concept of "play", also on the Springfield Art Association campus. And Saturday there is an art pop-up show at the Inn at 835, info here.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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