FRIDAY

Kickoff Party

Harold Washington Library Center
401 S. Plymouth Ct.
6pm-9pm

DANCE, EAT & MAKE!

SATURDAY

Festival Day

Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
10am-6:30pm

EXPRESS & CREATE!

2019 ChiTeen Lit Fest Headliners

Akenya

Haley Cao

Ricardo Gamboa

Eve L. Ewing

A.D. Jameson

Natalie Moore

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Get Inspired to Write!

Here are a few prompts to get you writing

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Allow Me to ReIntroduce Myself:

Writing a bio or thinking of our own stories can be difficult because we’re sharing pieces of ourselves.

Brainstorm and make a list of 5-10 answers to the following

1. things that you are obsessed with
2. dreams you have and
3. words you use to describe yourself.

Listen to Jay-Z’s PSA and if you can, read Britteney Black Rose Karpri’s Tindr. Use your lists to write your own introduction – be brave, authentic, and maybe if you’re comfortable reveal something that no one knows about you.

You can start with – Allow me to reintroduce myself…

Adler Planetarium

When the Asteroid Hit Lake Michigan:

February 6th, 2017, an asteroid entered the earth’s atmosphere above the Midwest.

Traveling at 38,000 miles an hour it broke into thousands of pieces, and landed in Lake Michigan, 10 miles off the coast of Chicago.

Over 500 people saw this bright green meteor fireball streak across the sky.

No one could have imagined what happened next…

You can share graphic novel panels, fiction, and more.
Information on the Aquarius Project can be found here.

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    Meet one of our HEADLINERS for ChiTeen Lit Festival: HALEY CAO. swipe to hear her talk about the importance of not comparing yourself to others #chiteenlitfest #chicago #literature
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    What kicks are you wearing to the #chiteenlitfest kickoff? #chicago #literature
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    New spotlight is up! Check it out 👀 LINK IN BIO
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    28 minutes of open mic goodness! Pop in your ear buds and listen to all the songs and poems! Link in bio!
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    A great way to end our spring program - field trip to ASM’s showcase! 🎉
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    2018 is the year of creative youth! Comment below and tell us your creative plans!
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    We’ve got a new Writer of the Week! Link in bio 👀
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    Thank you everyone for tagging and supporting us! We hope you all enjoyed being part of this! #ctlf
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    We’re still sifting through all the awesome photos but wanted to give a quick thank you to all 603 of you who rocked with us this past weekend!! 🎉
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    Some highlights from Friday’s kickoff party! We’re still tired from all the dancing! More photos on our FB page 👀 🎉
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    Announcing our final headliner, Jessie Ann Foley! We can’t wait to kick things off with you all tonight! Performances by @rapbrarian & music from @lisadecibel. See you at Harold Washington Library, 6-10PM!
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    The fest is almost here! Come meet Alverne and learn from him!