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Essay Fiesta Turns Two ... with Enthusiasm!

Essay Fiesta Turns Two ... with Enthusiasm!

November 22nd—

We salute Keith and Alyson as their terrific reading series, Essay Fiesta turned 2 last night! Essay Fiesta is a monthly reading series specializing in first-person, non-fiction essays and, of course, an awesome raffle (with proceeds benefiting 826CHI!). For the big second anniversary Keith and Alyson pulled out all the stops, introducing, amongst an already awesomely crowded roster of terrific performers (like Ian Belknap and 826CHI volunteer Monty) a certain star of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm ... Mr. Jeff Garlin! Congrats again to the Fiesta-ers! Here's to another great year!

Chicago Book Expo 2011

Chicago Book Expo 2011

November 21st—

The inaugural Chicago Book Expo 2011  took place this weekend at the abandoned Borders in Uptown. Books and book lovers could once again be found in the historic Goldblatt's Building. 826CHI had a great time meeting many awesome people and leading storybook making activities with the families that visited! 

They Want to Kiss the Sidewalk

They Want to Kiss the Sidewalk

November 17th—

The new chapbook written by students in our after-school program is out now! Check out pictures from the big ol' book release here and pick up your copy from the Boring Store today. It fits in stockings of all sizes.  

Write on with Groupon!

November 2nd—

After learning from the editorial staff at Groupon over several Saturdays, 826CHI writers crafted their very own Groupons! We've compiled them on our twitter feed. Check it out as we update throughout the days!

College Essay Writing Day

College Essay Writing Day

November 5th—

Working on your college application essay? On Saturday, November 5th, 826CHI is holding a FREE essay writing day for Chicago students. Bring what you’ve written and work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor to make essay writing magic. To reserve a 90 minute session, register here. For questions, call 773-772-8108 or email [email protected].

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