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The Instructions Book Release with Adam Levin

The Instructions Book Release with Adam Levin

October 21st—

It is not everyday that a Chicagoan writes a book that is thick as a brick. It is not everday that a 1000 page book written by a Chicagoan has New York magazine naming it as one of its "20 most anticipated books of the Fall." It is not everyday that we can gather lovers of literature, critically hyped tomes, bricks, Chicago and the like in one place.

This is not everyday. Join The Instructions author Adam Levin and 826CHI as we celebrate the release of his book! There will be drinks and snacks. Admission is free! Please RSVP at rsvp@826CHI.org

After school tutoring has begun!

September 13th—

Our space was packed yesterday as over 20 volunteers got to reading, writing, and mathing with roughly 28 students. It’s not too late to enroll your student in our free after school homework program. For more information click here.

82Shrek CHI!

82Shrek CHI!

September 7th—

Broadway in Chicago, please take a bow. Thanks to their generosity, many 826CHI students and their families were able to enjoy Shrek: The Musical this past weekend! 

826CHI Compendium Vol. 2

826CHI Compendium Vol. 2

June 14th—

To thunderous applause, 826CHI’s Compendium Vol. 2 was released this weekend at the Printers Row Lit Fest downtown.

Authors read from our latest professionally-published anthology to a packed tent and then celebrated their accomplishment with cake and punch.

This year’s Compendium showcases the work of 42 student writers ages 6 to 18 and the group work of 11 classes, with a foreword by local author/instructor/all-round rockstar Joe Meno.

The book features such selections as the tale of a terrible day involving too much ham, an account of two aging friends engaging in the genteel art of squirrel hunting, a haunting poem about Arthur Rimbaud, and a timely lesson on teaching Rod Blagojevich how to eat chocolate.

The 826CHI Compendium Vol. 2 is out now. Stop by the Boring Store and pick up a copy today!

Congratulations Class of 2010!

Congratulations Class of 2010!

June 11th—

Reina Delgado, cap and gowned in the picture here, graduated from Lincoln Park high school today! Reina, the first in her family to claim such a feat (and to do so with distinction to boot – 8th in her class!), was one of our first brave high schoolers to walk through our doors as a Freshman.

Now after countless after-school tutoring visits and writing workshops, Reina’ll be off to University of Illinois Chicago in the fall. We wish her and the rest of the class of 2010 the best in all their future endeavors!

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