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Authors of “P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust” Covered by The Atlantic’s CityLab

Authors of “P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust” Covered by The Atlantic’s CityLab

June 21st—

“For an intimate perspective [on segregation], you may want to chat with some of the city’s kids...Over the course of 149 letters, these kids pushed past geographical and demographic differences to find similar ground.”

BREAKING NEWS: Our cross-city letter writers from P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust are featured in CityLab from The Atlantic. Read on >>

P.S. You can now get your own copy of the book at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply >>

826CHI’s Teen Letter-Writers Make Their Television Debut

June 20th—

Did you catch our students on Fox 32 Chicago’s morning news this week? Watch three letter-writers from our new book P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust AND our Executive Director Kendra Curry-Khanna in this clip, and purchase your very own copy of the book at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

Get Your Tickets for 826Fork today!

June 17th—

11 local bands.  11 stories written by 826CHI writers aged 6-18. 1 night of acoustic bangers. 

Join us at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply on Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 PM for the inaugural 826FORK! For the first time ever, you'll hear student writing brought to life in 11 different musical genres! The event will be free with a suggested donation of $5, all of which will support 826CHI's writing programming. 

To RSVP, click HERE >>

Publishing Fest Success!

Publishing Fest Success!

June 19th—

108 students, 4 events, and 3 books later, we’re tired and sunburnt from our students’ shining achievements at last week’s #PublishingFest! Most of all, though, we’re amazed at our writers’ work and the show of support we saw for them. Thank you!

To relive the release events, check out the Flickr albums linked below, and pick up a copy of each book at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply!

I Just Like The Way It Sounds
The Light You Need
P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust at Printers Row
P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust at Ovation

Our special thanks to making these releases possible go out to the following:

Spencer Lokken and Ovation
After-School Matters
Delia Jean
Rajiv Haque
Ashley Kolpak
Ashley Rockwood and the Dancers Awareness Project
Patrick Girouard
Alban Fischer
Eliza Ramirez
Patrick Carey
Grace Molteni
Helen Boggess of Light & Pine
Chicago Lunchbox
McNaughton and Gunn
Printers Row Lit Fest

Want to be our Volunteer Manager?

June 13th—

826CHI is hiring a full-time Volunteer Manager to build up the community that supports Chicago's young writers. Want to oversee all aspects of volunteer engagement at 826CHI, from recruitment and training a diverse volunteer and intern corps to building community-based relationships? Applications close Monday, July 31st. View the position description HERE, and help us spread the word!

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