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Workshop Registration Notices - Coming Soon

May 17th—

If you've applied for one of our summer Camps or Workshops, you'll hear from us soon! We're currently evaluating all applications and will be in touch via email by Wednesday, May 25th. If you have questions, please email

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Prologue: A Literary Cocktail Party—Tickets Avaliable Now!

May 17th—

The 826CHI Associate Board is hosting its annual cocktail party fundraiser on June 10th with a very special guest: Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me.”

Sagal will join guests at Parliament (324 W. Chicago) for an evening of signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a funkadelic soul band, and live poetry crafted on typewriters before your very eyes! Guests will also be dazzled by the strange and wonderful stories created by student writers as young as first grade. All proceeds from the event will benefit 826CHI's programming. Get your tickets for Prologue today at >>

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We’re Hiring: Director of Programs

May 16th—

826CHI seeks a dynamic and creative educator with exceptional management skills to serve as its full-time Director of Programs. The ideal candidate is a team player with a track record of effectively directing and evaluating programs, a steadfast commitment to improving the quality of K-12 education, and a passion for youth empowerment through writing and publishing. Application deadline is Friday, June 3rd.

Click here for more info and application details.

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Summer Programing Registration Closes May 26!

May 11th—

Have you signed your student-author up for a summer workshop yet? We have programs for students of all ages including camps specifically for high school students and English Language Learners, in addition to a LEGENDARY music writing intensive that takes student-reporters to the front lines of cool: Pitchfork Music Festival. Register now!

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“I Remember… Running Fast, Scared and Shaking”

May 10th—

As part of our memoir writing Field Trip, Hirsch Metropolitan High School students bravely shared their personal experiences with us, which are now available in a beautiful new chapbook entitled, I Remember... Running Fast, Scared and Shaking.

Within these pages, students share transformative and impactful memories, from the death of family members to their first time eating pizza; a trip to an amusement park to the fear of neighborhood gang violence. Get your copy now in our Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

BIG UPS to volunteer Alison Sustarich of Tiny Bold Creative for this cover!

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