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Pre-Order Our 2014 Young Authors’ Book Project

May 28th—

Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle, a collection of narrative journalism from 7th and 8th grade students at Havard School of Excellence, is available for pre-order in The Boring Store's webquarters. This book will be realeased on the morning of Saturday, June 7th, at Printers Row Lit Fest. Find out more >>

Even a Lion features a foreword by Audrey Petty (editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing) and was designed by Thomas Quinn of Blank Is The New Black.

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Dave Eggers Was Here And We Think He Is Spectacular

May 21st—

We had a fantastic time during our co-founder's visit yesterday, May 20. Dave joined us for an In-School, doodled with our After-School Tutoring & Writing students, spent time chatting with volunteers and staff, signed books for the masses, and shared a dinner with some special guests. Thanks to everyone who joined the festivities, and to Dave for coming to see us! Until next time.

(You can view photos here.)

Dave Eggers at 826CHI TODAY

May 20th—

Lovers of books, 826Everywhere, and Dave Eggers—

Bring your favorite Eggers title (or purchase one in The Boring Store) to 826CHI TONIGHT, chat with Dave, and leave with his autograph.

6:30-7:30pm, free and open to the public. See you soon!

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Printers Row Lineup

May 16th—

826CHI has a fantastic weekend planned for the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest, June 7th & 8th, including two book releases and a workshop for students ages 8-18. See you there!

Saturday, June 7th, 10:30am - 11:15am
826CHI Book Release: Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle
The Mash Stage

This year's Young Authors Book Project, "Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle," features depictions of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, written by 7th and 8th graders at the Harvard School of Excellence. 

Sunday, June 8th, 11am - 11:45am
826CHI Youth Advisory Board Open Mic & Chapbook Release
The Mash Stage

Sunday, June 8th, 1:15pm - 2pm
Workshop: Anyone Can Write a Short Story presented by 826CHI (intended for students 8-18, but adults are welcome)
Trib Nation (workshop tent)

826CHI is Hiring!

May 16th—

826CHI is hiring a Director of Education:

The position:
The Director of Education oversees all educational programming at 826CHI, This includes the strategic direction, planning, execution, and evaluation of all student-centered programming. The Director of Education is second in command to the Executive Director, managing and mentoring program staff and interns to ensure the high quality of educational programming provided to students, teachers, and families. In addition to often working directly with students, the Director of Education also manages, with the support of the Volunteer Coordinator, all volunteers who facilitate programming.

The successful candidate:
Along with teaching experience, we seek someone with a proven passion for writing, teaching, and learning, exhibited through a documented involvement in teaching writing. This person is a skilled communicator (to all ages and all levels of learners), is flexible with his/her schedule (this position requires some evening and weekend availability), is engaging creative, and dedicated. The successful candidate will exhibit an attitude that is equal parts can-do and can-inspire-others-to-do, and will have put this attitude to the test already while managing others.

CLICK HERE for a full position description.
Click here to read a letter from Zach, who is leaving his position to return to teaching.

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