Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Out and About | Striking a Balance @ CHI*PRC

Striking a Balance: Calling all Teachers with a Passion for Writing Saturday August 13 at Chicago Publishers Resource Center.

Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) is hosting a two-part event series, Striking a Balance: Professionals with a Passion for Writing, which explores how to find balance between passion and paycheck. The series opens discussions for professionals, aspiring writers, and teachers to get advice from professional authors and publishers.

The second event of the series, Teachers who Write, takes place on Saturday, August 13th at 2pm. Chicago-area teachers with a passion for writing and visual storytelling are invited to participate in an open-mic, followed by a reading and panel discussion led by Alex Nall, a cartoonist and teaching artist with experience in CPS schools; and Jacob Knabb, former editor at Curbside Splendor Publishing and professor at Lake Forest College. The open discussion will focus on how educators balance the weight of teaching and writing. Be part of this opportunity to share your work and learn from other teachers about how they find success balancing academia with creativity. Bring your work and be ready to discuss!

This series is planned and hosted by Camille Ramasastry, a college sophomore from the Chicago suburbs studying International Affairs and Spanish at George Washington University in DC. She has been working with CHIPRC over her summer break to coordinate this series. This event is for all ages and open to the public. There will be a $5 donation which enters attendees into a door prize for books from local authors. The event takes place at Chicago Publishers Resource Center, 858 N. Ashland.

The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) is a non-profit that strives to build community and foster creativity by providing access to the space, education, and resources necessary to create and self-publish literary and visual work. Visit chiprc.org for more information.


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