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Thanks, Field Notes!

December 15th—

Write it down to remember it now: Field Notes is kindly donating 50% of the sales at their Chicago HQ to 826CHI this Friday and Saturday, December 16th and December 17th. Stop by for gift shopping, stay for free beer, coffee, and pie. For details, click HERE.

826CHI on WGN Midday News

826CHI on WGN Midday News

December 2nd—

826CHI is the scoop of the week! In anticipation of Gift Chicago 2016, WGN TV's Midday News put the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.'s finest gear on display––now online for your viewing pleasure.

And, we are offering free wrapping with your purchase on the weekend through the holidays. Do your holiday shopping here, and you support the 2,400 students we work with per year.

Author Molly Page Visiting the Secret Agent Supply

Author Molly Page Visiting the Secret Agent Supply

December 9th—

Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, returns to the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. on Saturday, December 17th from noon to 2pm. Stop by for a signed book, a game of Chicago Bingo, and to finish up that holiday shopping!

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for Winter & Spring 2017

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for Winter & Spring 2017

December 7th—

Workshop proposals for our Winter and Spring seasons are now being eagerly accepted through Monday, January 2nd. We’re especially interested in interdisciplinary proposals incorporating:

  • Music, Film, Dance, or Spoken Word
  • Cultural criticism
  • STEM - Science, technology, engineering and math
  • Travel or the city of Chicago
  • Graphic novels / comics
  • Social Media

Workshops are 3-6 two-hour sessions in length and take place on Saturdays between February 4th and May 20th. Anyone can propose a Workshop, but we suggest that you volunteer as a Teaching Assistant first.

First time submitting a proposal? Take a look at our Workshop Proposal Handbook before you get started. Questions? Want to talk about your idea? Email Maria@826chi.org.

Click HERE to submit your proposal.

Shop Small, Read Local

Shop Small, Read Local

November 30th—

As you consider loved ones on your holiday shopping list, don’t forget that the gift of stories is one of the best you can give –– and the best place to find stories is your local bookstore.

Inspiring essays, short stories, and poems from our students (and other great writers) await you at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. Do you know your neighborhood’s bookseller?

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