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Field Trip to ChiTeen Lit Fest

Field Trip to ChiTeen Lit Fest

Calling all teens: Join us for the fifth annual ChiTeen Lit Fest!

Humboldt Park teens will be taking a bus from the Humboldt Park Library, accompanied by teen staff, and should meet up there around 10:10 AM. We will return in the evening by 6 PM. Teens who take the bus will need a signed permission slip–guardians may pick one up at the branch or sign in person on the day.

ChiTeen Lit Fest takes place Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 with guest headliners:

Come tell stories through music, art and writing, take walking tours of public art, talk to published and established writers and artists, make stuff and get insider knowledge to improve your creative skills.

ChiTeen Lit Fest is a for-teens-by-teens event that provides a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voices through the literary arts. The fest brings together young people from across Chicago to celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.

For questions about Humboldt Park’s Field Trip please contact Rachel Wilson, mwilson12@chipublib.org.

Interested in bringing a group? Please contact Julie Koslowsky, jkoslowsk@chipublib.org, for further details and scheduling.

For teens 13 to 19.

Create your own short play to tackle the theme of gun violence. Teens will be encouraged to submit to the #ENOUGH short play contest, open through April 20, 2020. Winning plays will be featured in nationwide readings this December.

ABOUT #ENOUGH: 

#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a new campaign of theatre activism on a mission to provide middle and high school students with the platform to spark critical conversations about gun violence across the country. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Calling all writers! Bring your work to share — poems, lyrics, stories, jokes, plays — all forms of writing are welcome! We may even create some new work on the spot.

This event will be great practice if you plan to share your work at ChiTeen Lit Fest on April 25th! We’ll have permission slips on hand so you can be ready to join us on the bus to the fest.

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

Create your own short play to tackle the theme of gun violence. Teens will be encouraged to submit to the #ENOUGH short play contest, open through April 20, 2020. Winning plays will be featured in nationwide readings this December.

ABOUT #ENOUGH: 

#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a new campaign of theatre activism on a mission to provide middle and high school students with the platform to spark critical conversations about gun violence across the country. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Create your own short play to tackle the theme of gun violence. Teens will be encouraged to submit to the #ENOUGH short play contest, open through April 20, 2020. Winning plays will be featured in nationwide readings this December.

ABOUT #ENOUGH: 

#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a new campaign of theatre activism on a mission to provide middle and high school students with the platform to spark critical conversations about gun violence across the country. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Learn the basics of Ableton and audio recording – beatmaking, sampling, beat matching, effects and filters. Create your own song or remix someone else’s!

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

Learn a new board game and make new friends at the YOUmedia center!

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Learn the basics of Ableton and audio recording – beatmaking, sampling, beat matching, effects and filters. Create your own song or remix someone else’s!

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

Play popular trading card games and make new friends at the YOUmedia center!

Open to students in grades 6-12.  

Learn new skills and film your own projects! We have lights, cameras, a green screen, and editing software to bring your vision to the screen!

Open to teens in grades 6-12.