Voices of Spoon River: The Ellisville Opera House

Last Updated: March 07, 2012

Voices of Spoon River is a collaborative effort that celebrates the sense of place in small, rural communities located in western Illinois’ Spoon River Valley.

Sponsored by The Rural School and Community Trust’s Center for Midwestern Initiatives (CMI) in conjunction with the Knox Writers’ House project, the Voices of Spoon River provides a school-centered narrative of how students, teachers, and townspeople make up the community fabric. “Authored” by recent Knox College graduate Emily Oliver, Voices uses audio recordings, essays, and pictures to celebrate community pride and purpose.

Visit the CMI website for the complete story.