Write ON Chicago is a free pop-up creative writing event inviting you to document your Chicago-based memories by completing the phrase “HERE is where________.” Participants will write their mini-memoirs on sticky notes and affix them to one of our large city maps, helping us create a living portrait of this city of memory, reinvention, and dream.
HERE is where you received a life-changing phone call.
HERE is where you lost your way on an unfamiliar street.
HERE is where you made your life better, or worse.
HERE is where you proposed to your beloved.
HERE is where you entered or exited the train.
HERE is where you cleaned up a mess and made yourself at home.
ACCORDION MUSIC by Chicago theater artist Ruth Margraff. READINGS of brand new flash memoirs by Chicago writing students, on the topic of BECOMING. Recitations of moments of wonder from CLASSIC CHICAGO LITERATURE. Free Chicago-made CANDY and Chicago-made LITERARY MAGAZINES.
Write ON Chicago urges us to consider the vital role city spaces play in our lives—open or dense, green or concrete, struggling or thriving, and everything in-between. By humanizing the city map with our stories, we hope to reveal ways our city might at once persevere and be remade.
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This event is brought to you by SLAG GLASS CITY, a creative nonfiction and multidisciplinary media journal engaged with sustainability, identity, and art in urban environments. Visit us at slagglasscity.org or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Support for this event comes from the DePaul University Department of English and the DePaul Humanities Center.