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Thank you, Tobi!

Thank you, Tobi!

April 13th—

Looking for a way to look fashionable and support young writers? The generous people at Tobi have made it easy. Shop for dresses, shoes, swimwear and more at our Tobi Cares page and a portion of each purchase goes to 826CHI.

And the Title Is . . .

April 11th—

Drumroll, please!

Our 2017 Young Authors Book Project, a collection of letters between the eighth graders of Emiliano Zapata Academy in Little Village and the sophomores of Amundsen High School in Andersonville will be called:

P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust

The title, borrowed lovingly from one of our student’s own letters, was selected by the staff of 826CHI by unanimous vote. Not only does the title convey the epistolary nature of this year’s publication, it also expresses the heartfelt and sincere connections these students—once strangers—formed with each other through writing.

Join us for the world release of this book (and witness the students meeting IRL for the first time) at Printers Row Lit Fest the afternoon of Saturday, June 10th!

Free Verse: a Poetry Month Celebration

April 8th—

We at 826CHI and the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co are pleased to announce an evening of readings, poetry prompts, and refreshments on Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm.

We’ll be hosting local authors David Welch, Kenyatta Rogers, Rachel Galvin, Brenna Lemieux, and Zhou Sivan to share their work. We’re also offering 30% discounts on poetry books in our store. And we’ll help you get started on your own poetic journey with free prompts. Bring a friend you’d like to create poetry with!

For information, see our Facebook event >>

Author Cristina Henríquez visits 826CHI’s students at Emiliano Zapata Academy

Author Cristina Henríquez visits 826CHI’s students at Emiliano Zapata Academy

March 31st—

We’re priority-mailing our sincerest thanks to author Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans, for sharing literary wisdom and encouragement with the authors of our 2017 Young Authors Book Project, which unites students of Amundsen High School in Andersonville and Emiliano Zapata Academy in Little Village.

We’re releasing these letters in a beautifully-bound book on Saturday, June 10th at Printers Row Lit Fest. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for exciting updates.

Sincerely,
826CHI

Ashley Rockwood of Dancers Awareness Project Visits After-School Tutoring & Writing

Ashley Rockwood of Dancers Awareness Project Visits After-School Tutoring & Writing

March 29th—

We’re still dancing with excitement after Ashley Rockwood of Dancers Awareness Project spoke to our After-School Tutoring and Writing students this week about her career in the dance world––including what it’s like to dance with Beyonce!

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