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Humanities Salon

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on May 1, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 8, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Historically, a Salon was a gathering of people who came together to exchange and discuss intellectual and artistic ideas of the day. Fancy attire was worn, and tea and cakes were served.

To honor this tradition and establish a creative community at Blackburn for writers, artists, performers, and lovers of all art, the English & Communications hosts our own Humanities Salon on the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm in Jaenke, which is open to all students, faculty, and staff who want to:

● read their own creative work;
● perform a short musical, theatrical, dance, or any stage act;
● share and discuss an original work of art;
● share any work of art of any medium that you simply love;
● listen and be part of the creative community at Blackburn.

Refreshments will be served and on-theme attire is encouraged!


September 5, 2023: The Mystery Salon

The Blackburn Humanities Salon returns for the ’23-’24 school year with the first salon of the fall semester, The Mystery Salon.


October 6, 2023: Out of the Coffin Salon

October is the month for Halloween and LGBTQ+ history, so crawl out of your coffins to Jaenke, on October 5th at 6 pm, and come share your favorite creations on those themes.


November 2, 2023: The Home Salon

Come get cozy by the fire with us as we share works that make us feel safe and warm, and celebrate all the people, places, and things in our lives that give us a sense of belonging and home.


December 4, 2023: Showcase

Join the English and Communications department as we showcase the works of writers in this fall’s English and creative writing classes.


February 8, 2024: The Love Salon

Join us for our second annual Love Salon, a night of celebrating all the kinds of love that sustain us, from friendship to romance to our furry friends.


March 7, 2024: The Future Salon

Join us for and evening of works that dream, dread, and otherwise conceptualize the future, from science fiction to celebrations of hope.


April 4, 2024: The Salon in Bloom

It’s almost the end of the semester, and so many things are the beginning to blossom! Come to the Salon in Bloom and share works that celebrate the spirit of growth and new beginnings.


May 1, 2024: The Lodge Grand Opening

Join Blackburn’s Literary Publishing class in celebrating the launch of the second issue of The Lodge, Blackburn’s online student literary and arts publication!


April 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jaenke Alumni Center
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL 62626 United States
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