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Chapbook Release at Printers Row Lit Fest: “The Monster Gasped, OMG!”

May 5th—

Printers Row is the Midwest's largest outdoor lit fest and a Chicago favorite not to be missed.

What makes this year's event even more exciting is that we are releasing our latest Young Authors Book Project chapbook, "The Monster Gasped, OMG!" during the festival! On June 11, puruse booths full of the best in indie bookstores and presses, then at 2pm stop by Page Break Park to cheer on our student-authors who will share their stories of fantastic beasts and frightening creatures.

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Save the Chicago Reader!

May 4th—

Calling all Chicagoans + 826CHI supporters!
Our friends at the Chicago Reader are in danger of disappearing from Chicago’s journalistic landscape!

They’ve always been amazingly supportive in helping share the work and story of 826CHI, and now it’s our turn to give them a hand. Together, we can help save this local treasure.

>>Add your name<< to help save the Chicago Reader

Full details on what’s at stake

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We’re Hiring!

April 22nd—

826CHI is hiring a Communications Coordinator via AmeriCorps VISTA. This yearlong position begins in August 2016 and will end in August 2017. Application deadline is Sunday, May 15th.

To view the full position description, click HERE.
To apply via AmeriCorps' online portal, click HERE.

The Communications Coordinator works closely with the Communications Manager to support 826CHI's messaging across a wide range of platforms, ultimately increasing volunteer and donor engagement while shining a light on the creative work of our magnificent student-authors. This involves creating both written and visual content for 826CHI's web site and social media platforms, as well as supporting the organization's traditional media efforts.

Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator is required, as are impeccable written and oral communication skills, a sharp sense of humor, a collaborative spirit, and a keen understanding of and commitment to 826CHI's voice and mission. This position requires the ability to work independently, maintain flexibility and positivity, and to learn new tasks and take on special projects with ease.

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In-School Partners Wanted!

April 27th—

Educators! Want to share the magic and wonder of creative writing with your students via the support of 826CHI educators and volunteers? We’re looking for in-school and community partners for programs taking place between September and December 2016. Due to high demand and limited capacity, we can only take on a few partnerships per semester, so apply today! 

CLICK HERE to access the proposal form. Deadline is Thursday, June 16th.

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“This Could Go on for Centuries” Chapbook Release Party

April 26th—

Our most recent chapbook release party for This Could Go on for Centuries was a great success! The evening of Thursday, April 14th, friends, family, and volunteers filled each and every chair as more than a dozen students volunteered to read their work aloud. A few students were shy to share, and we loved watching more "seasoned" authors encourage the others to share their work with our eager audience.

This Could Go on for Centuries is available for purchase in our Secret Agent Supply—for just $5! 

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