Readings going on during ChiTeen Lit Fest

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

[Y]volve Publishing 2018 Teen Chapbook Series Reading

Join the 2018 Teen Chapbook Series authors and editors as they read from their soon-to-be published chapbooks and share insight into the process of being and becoming a Teen Chapbook Series author. Room 507

2 – 3:15 p.m.

ChiArts Teen Reading

Teens from the Creative Writing Program at ChiArts discuss and read their work. A mixture of poetry and prose, these students will be reading their best work and discussing their inspirations, thoughts on writing, ideas on revision, making work public and the driving force to write when there seems to be nothing of interest to write about or for. Room 507

3:45 – 5 p.m. 

GEAR UP Student Showcase Reading

Teens from schools across Chicago perform readings and spoken word confronting the big challenges of being a lit teen in Chicago today: forging identity, taking a stance on social justice issues, and countering outside, negative narratives with the insider’s view of Chitown life. Room 507