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826CHI Forward Update: Gensler Field Trip

June 12th—

826CHI staff and board members field tripped to Gensler's offices in the Loop for the reveal of our new home's preliminary plans.

They presented us with a beautiful portfolio—appropriately in the form of a chapbook—full of concepts for our new home, and walked us through the ins and outs of different options for our space.

It was exceptionally thrilling to see our hopes and dreams begin to come to life through the vision of this talented group of designers!

Click here to see the photos and read more!

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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)

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