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Spring Publishing Round Up!

June 15th—

Our Publishing department has been working overtime this spring, producing a whopping SEVEN books of the most amazing, inspired, hilarious, and moving student writing.

Our spring 2016 releases include memoir field trip chapbooks, “Running Fast, Scared and Shaking,” “Fire in My Heart,” and “Laughing and Humming to Pass the Time,” in addition to our Youth Advisory collection “A Record in Space,” workshop collection “Not Minding How Gloomy it Looks Outside,” After-School Tutoring and Writing students' "This Could Go on for Centuries," and last (but definitely not least!) our Young Authors Book Project, “The Monster Gasped, ‘OMG!’” All of these beautiful books are available for purchase now at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. ANDDDDD all purchases benefit our FREE student programming so we can continue giving Chicago’s young authors publishing opportunities like these.
 

Rhythm Method Improv Supporting 826CHI

June 17th—

Does an evening of rock n’ roll improv in support of our student programming sound like a good time? (hint: yes) We are ever so grateful that Chicago’s Rhythm Method will be performing to support our students on June 26th at the Mission Theater. The best part? Tickets are only $12! >> Details

Printers Row Lit Fest 2016 Recap

Printers Row Lit Fest 2016 Recap

June 14th—

We couldn’t be prouder of the student-authors of Brentano Math & Science Academy that made our audience laugh, cry, and gasp "OMG!" this past weekend at Printers Row Lit Fest. Students brought their stories to life with loud and expressive voices, friends and family went wild with applause and cheers. Books were signed, pictures were taken, and our student authors generally agreed that being famous is tough (but rewarding) work!

Big thanks to everyone who made “The Monster Gasped, ‘OMG!’” possible AND to everyone who visited our table at #PRLF2016!

Monster Morning Read at Brentano

Monster Morning Read at Brentano

June 9th—

The student-authors of Brentano Math & Science Academy wowed friends and family at the Monsters Morning Read with loud voices, author-ly poise, and beaming smiles. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the authors and for making this morning possible!

Join us for the release party and reading at Printers Row Lit Fest (and grab your copy) this Saturday! >> http://bit.ly/1WjUyqx

“A Fire in My Heart”: Memoirs from Bowen HS

“A Fire in My Heart”: Memoirs from Bowen HS

June 8th—

We’re thrilled by the bravery, sense of humor, and attention to detail present in the student-written memoirs in our latest chapbook, “A Fire in My Heart,” penned by the students of Bowen HS. Experience stories of food fights and new friendships, memories of revealing important truths to family members, falling in love, and more! Get your copy at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. today!

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