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Our Lives, Our Voices, Our Stories: A Community Reading of Chicago Community Writers

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Saturday, June 21, 5:00 PM
Location:
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria

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Gallery 400 is pleased to partner with The Community Writing Project for the first annual public reading of the Community Writing Project Collective. The reading brings together community writers from diverse Chicago area neighborhoods to share personal narrative stories they have written and published in neighborhood writing groups.

About the Community Writing Project:

The Community Writing Project offers adult writing and publishing workshops to residents of poor and immigrant neighborhoods in Chicago and in some other areas. We believe that every person is a thinker and an artist, that the stories people tell about their lives contain important insights for themselves and their neighbors and that the seeds for change can be found in the artistic and intellectual renderings of ordinary people. Our goal is to provide a forum for creative expression in which people can share their experiences, examine their lives, and become recognized within their communities as writers and leaders. By encouraging the workshop writers to communicate their thoughts to others and reflect collectively on the meaning of their everyday experiences, the Project strives to increase the participation of ordinary people in civic life.

Schedule:

  • 12:00-2:15   Readings and discussion
  • 2:15-2:30     Break ad refreshments
  • 2:30-4:00     Workshop on community writing

Find more information here.