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TALK to host spoken word concert on Saturday

The art of the spoken word will be on display Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul Community Church on Dixie Highway in Homewood.

Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) will host "Spoken Effect," a spoken word festival featuring poetry, short stories, dramatic readings, rap, and open mic offerings. There will be competitive and non-competitive aspects to the event, which is open to teens and adults.

"Like other events, teens are at the helm, with the assistance of an adult mentor, and so far we have over 20 applicants to read/perform their poetry or short stories . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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