11 local bands.
11 stories written by 826CHI writers aged 6-18.
1 night of acoustic bangers.
Black Bear Combo // "An Excerpt from Four Regrets" by JJ S., Grade 8!
Boo Baby // "Teaching Rod Blagojevich How to Eat Chocolate" by Matthew S., Grade 7!
Caleb Neubauer + Ethan Kenvarg (Ooraloo) // "Pleasantly Juicy Haikus (Ode to My Favorite Fruits)” by Imaan Y., Grade 11!
Carl Hauck (Sunjacket) // "Tomato Wars" by Nathan R., Grade 4!
David Wechsler // "The Dragon of Wonder: Part 1" by Dexter F., Grade 4!
Friends of the Bog // "Sweet Jam in Las Vegas" by Julian H., Grade 2!
LOUDA // "Chiquitito/Tiny" by Oliver S., Grade 1!
Nashon Holloway // "My Black" by Keyshana E., Grade 11!
Tasha Viets-VanLear // "Untitled (It's okay if I'm not the one you wake up to every morning...)" by Salome M., Grade 8!
The Family Gold // "Birthplace" by Laura M., Grade 12!
The Gimlets (Alisa Rosenthal + Amelia Buzzell) // "Marriage Advice" by Renata Rangel, Grade 5!
+ hosted by stand-up comic Molly Kearney!
Will "Pleasantly Juicy Haikus (Ode to My Favorite Fruits)" become an r&b jam for the ages? Will "Sweet Jam" become a barnstomper with 4-part harmony? Will "Untitled (It's okay if I'm not the one you wake up to every morning)" become your new ringtone?!
Find out at our inaugural 826FORK!
WHEN // Thursday, July 13th, 7-10:30PM
WHERE // Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co./826CHI on 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park.
WHY // Hear student writing brought to life in 11 different musical genres! Free drinks generously provided by Temperance Beer Co.! The event will be free with a suggested donation of $5, all of which will support 826CHI's writing programming.
**About 826CHI and the Secret Agent Supply**
826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.