On August 13th, we packed Cole’s for Chi Lit: Tales of the Neighborhoods. With a raffle that included a first edition of Nelson Algren’s “The Neon Wilderness” and a bottle of Jeppson’s Malort [that went to a first-time Malort drinker, no less], we raised $628 for youth literacy programs at Open Books!
1,001 Chicago Afternoons gave a characteristically wonderful summary of the event.
Rachel Hoffman took some great photos of the first half.
Sei Jin Lee generously recorded all of the performers [go to sidebar/search “Chi Lit” to find all the videos].
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