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826CHI is currently seeking proposals for our Fall Workshops series!

826CHI is currently seeking proposals for our Fall Workshops series!

August 15th—

We’re looking for your brilliant ideas to engage our students for the Fall Workshop season. The proposal period is open from NOW through Friday September 8th, 2017. These Workshops will take place on Saturdays between October 14th and December 9th, 2017. Click HERE to submit.

Is this your first time submitting a proposal? We strongly suggest you read our Workshop Proposal Handbook before you get started. If you have questions about the process or want to talk about your idea email Maria at [email protected]

Calling All High Schoolers: Teen Writers Studio Applications are Open

Calling All High Schoolers: Teen Writers Studio Applications are Open

July 26th—

Do you know a high school student with a passion for writing? Help us spread the word about 826CHI’s Teen Writers Studio. In this yearlong program, high schoolers meet twice a month throughout the year to develop their personal writing styles and learn from professional authors of many genres. At the same time, these students will mentor younger students and represent 826CHI at literary events as volunteers.

Applications close Monday, August 21st. For more information, click HERE.

826CHI Students Become Food Writers at BOKA Chicago

826CHI Students Become Food Writers at BOKA Chicago

August 1st—

We’re wishing we could relive last Thursday’s Eat Your Words food writing workshop, from the amuse-bouche to the perfect hazelnut and coffee dessert. Our thanks go out to the incredibly talented and generous team at Boka Chicago for helping us develop our writing skills and our taste buds! Relive the day in our Flickr album, and stay tuned for news about our annual Eat Your Words event!

826CHI student writing adapted into music!

826CHI student writing adapted into music!

July 26th—

Did you miss 826Fork, our night of musical adaptations of student writing? Check out LOUDA’s beautiful adaptation of Oliver S’s poem “Chiquitito,” and stay tuned for more stunning renditions on Radio 826. Listen >>

Summer Interns are Here!

Summer Interns are Here!

July 9th—

Ever wonder how 826CHI publishes dozens of books, serves thousands of students, and works with more than a hundred schools in a year? The secret is in our dedicated and enthusiastic intern cohorts––now including two high school fellows!

We want to thank our summer 2017 interns, Camilla Chee, Mercury Rivera, Emma Kupor, Emily Duong, Shay McIntosh, Ariel Robinson, Jazmine Rodriguez, Mahalia Sobhani, Ivan Catudan, and Alexandra Lorez Boone, for a summer full of fun, learning, and creativity.

Know someone who'd like to join their ranks? We're still accepting Fall internship applications until Monday, July 31st. Benefits include a transportation stipend, a 20% discount in the Secret Agent Supply Co., and hands-on experience working with our students and our staff of nonprofit professionals. Click here for more information, and email [email protected] with questions!

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