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Secret Agent Supply’s Goods for Good Craft Fair

Secret Agent Supply’s Goods for Good Craft Fair

December 9th—

Find gifts for all of those on your good list at the inaugural 826CHI Goods for Good Craft Fair, where your shopping supports 826CHI's free writing programs! Peruse cards, soaps, scarves, enamel pins + more from some of our favorite Chicago vendors over complimentary cider + live holiday music by Patrick Budde! 

ft. goods by 
Abbey Brown Soap Artisan 
Blake Jones
Christi Chong
Dana Stewart
Light & Pine
Madre de Perla Designs
Mano y Metal: Handmade Accessories
Mid Mod Pin
PearTree Preserves
Reppin Pins
Samantha Alaimo
Something of a Dandy
Tiny Bold Creative
Vichcraft Design Studio

+ goodies by 
Mindful Indulgences: Organic Vegan Artisan Chocolate Truffles
The Empanada Bike 
Vince "Vince the Baker" Pagán 

& from 2-4pm, you can get your nails done by our in-house manicurist,Jane! 

WHEN // Saturday, December 9th from 12-5pm! 
WHERE // Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co./826CHI at 1276 N. Milwaukee Avenue! 
WHY // Give the gift of free writing programs while also taking home the flyest swag on the block! Support local artists! Stave off the cold! 

The event is free with a $5 suggested donation to 826CHI. More info >>

Check our our latest publication, And the Rest Is Noise!

Check our our latest publication, And the Rest Is Noise!

November 3rd—

You can now read our latest student publication, And the Rest Is Noise: Interviews & Reflections From The Students Of 826CHI’s 2017 Pitchfork Music Writing Intensive, in full online! Featuring Angel Olsen, Kweku Collins, American Football, & more of today's most influential musicians, check out the Teen Press Corps' work here >>

Workshop with Poet Danez Smith!

Workshop with Poet Danez Smith!

November 4th—

On Saturday, November 4th at 12:30pm, award-winning poet Danez Smith, author of Don't Call Us Dead and [insert] boy will be leading an hour-long writing workshop for teens and adults at 826CHI! Tickets are free for 826CHI students and $10 for others. There are only 20 seats available, so reserve your tickets ASAP on our Facebook event or Eventbrite! Educators and writers are strongly encouraged to attend! 

Trick or Treat @ Secret Agent Supply

Trick or Treat @ Secret Agent Supply

October 17th—

On October 31st from 3:00—6:00pm, join the West Town and Wicker Park Bucktown Chambers of Commerce and local business members for a night of Trick or Treating in the community. Look for the route's poster in the window of participating businesses.

More info >>

Thanks to all who joined us at Eat Your Words!

Thanks to all who joined us at Eat Your Words!

October 11th—

Last night’s third-annual Eat Your Words was full of the warmth and generosity of more than 200 guests. We ate some of the most praised cuisine and best-loved drinks our city has to offer and raised funds to support our tuition-free creative writing and publishing opportunities for youth across the city of Chicago.

On behalf of our staff, board, volunteers, partner teachers, and the 2,500+ student-authors we work with each year, we want to thank everyone who helped make this event a success including: elegant emcee, Ji Suk Yi; musical guests, the Chicago Children’s Choir; auctioneer extraordinaire, Peter Sagal; eloquent and inspiring guest speakers, Dave Eggers, Rick Bayless, chef and 826CHI student, Evan, and Esperanza; and the chefs and mixologists who proudly represented the following restaurants: The Promontory, mfk., Dos Urban Cantina, Citymouse, GTPrime, Swift & Sons, Fat Rice, Kimski, Oriole, Punch House, Broken Shaker, and Scofflaw.

Their kindness directly feeds the creativity of our growing young writers. We are unendingly grateful for the support from our community and truly humbled to continue our work in supporting the creative possibilities of thousands of young Chicagoans.

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