Events Set to Celebrate 20th Edition of SIU Med School Literary Magazine


April 15, 2013

Events Set to Celebrate 20th Edition of SIU Med School Literary Magazine

The 20th annual edition of SCOPE, the literary arts magazine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will be published this month. Three public events will be held featuring poetry, prose and artwork from the magazine. Selected artwork submitted for the publication is on display at the SIU second floor lobby of 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield, weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 15 - 24.

The newest edition of the magazine, published each year by SIU medical students, features 30 poems, short stories, artwork and photographs submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the medical school.

The public reception and unveiling of the 20th anniversary edition of SCOPE will take place at noon Wednesday, April 24, in SIU’s Pearson Museum, second floor, 801 N. Rutledge St.

An open mic night and art display will be held at the Charlie’s Club, 204 S. Sixth St. at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public.

The “Artist in Residence” program series at Vachel Lindsay Home Historic Site continues with an exhibit of the artwork from SCOPE at 603 S. Fifth St. in Springfield. The series is co-sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association. Authors and artists will present selections from the magazine at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the home.

Copies of SCOPE are available by contacting SIU Public Affairs, 217-545-2155 weekdays or Previous editions are posted online and the new edition will be added at

First published in 1994, SCOPE is produced each year by an ever-changing group of medical students who volunteer to coordinate the magazine. With dozens of entries submitted every year in poetry, prose and artwork, SCOPE exemplifies the artistic and creative energy of the SIU School of Medicine community.




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