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April 8, 2011

SIU Med School to Hold Literary Magazine Readings, Exhibits

The 18th annual edition of SCOPE, the literary arts magazine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will be published this month.  The newest edition of the magazine – published each year by SIU medical students – features 33 short stories, poems, artwork and photographs submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the medical school. 

There will be two readings of SCOPE entries which are free and open to the public.  The first will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the School’s West Auditorium (second floor), 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield.  The second will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Vachel Lindsay Home, 603 S. Fifth St., Springfield. 

At the first reading, SIU medical students will announce the magazine’s award-winning entries in art, poetry and prose.  The winner of the People’s Choice Award for the art category also will be announced during the first reading at the medical school.

Selected artwork submitted for the publication are on display at the SIU second floor lobby weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 to 27.  Artwork from the magazine will also be on display at the Vachel Lindsay Home Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 to May 11. 

Copies of SCOPE will be available after April 27 by contacting Karen Carlson at SIU External Affairs, 217-545-0870 weekdays or  Previous editions are posted online and the new edition will be added at

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