Mark your calendars and register for this conversation between authors Jaquira Díaz and DePaul professor Erika Sánchez as they discuss Díaz’s debut memoir, Ordinary Girls.
Slag Glass City INVITES all Chicagoans to
Write ON Chicago/ HERE is WHERE
on Sunday 7 June. Drop in between Noon and 4:00 PM at
THE COMFORT STATION in Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave.
Write ON Chicago is a free pop-up creative writing event inviting you to document your Chicago-based memories by completing the phrase “HERE is where________.”
Participants will write their mini-memoirs on sticky notes and affix them to one of our large city maps, helping us create a living portrait of this city of memory, reinvention, and dream.
HERE is where you received a life-changing phone call.
HERE is where you lost your way on an unfamiliar street.
HERE is where you made your life better, or worse.
HERE is where you proposed to your beloved.
HERE is where you entered or exited the train.
HERE is where you cleaned up a mess and made yourself at home.
• ACCORDION MUSIC by Chicago theater artist Ruth Margraff.
• READINGS of brand new flash memoirs by Chicago writing students, on the topic of BECOMING.
• RECITATIONS of moments of wonder from CLASSIC CHICAGO LITERATURE.
• Free Chicago-made CANDY and Chicago-made LITERARY MAGAZINES.
AVAILABLE at this event for the FIRST TIME EVER is the premier publication in our new print series Slag Glass City Miniatures: Big Cities. Little Books. This first edition is called IT IS NOT WASTE ALL THIS (after the title of an essay in the compilation by Chicago author Kathleen Rooney). The book is itty, bitty, and pretty. Come get yours!
Write ON Chicago urges us to consider the vital role city spaces play in our lives—open or dense, green or concrete, struggling or thriving, and everything in-between. By humanizing the city map with our stories, we hope to reveal ways our city might at once persevere and be remade.
THE COMFORT STATION—an historic municipal building re-purposed as an art gallery and performance space—is located right off Logan Square and easily accessible from the #74 Fullerton bus, the #76 Diversey bus, and the #56 Milwaukee bus, as well as the Logan Square Blue Line stop, and the event is happening during the weekly farmer’s market on Logan Boulevard.
Support for this event comes from the DePaul University Department of English and the DePaul Humanities Center.