Learning Curves: the Neighborhood Writing Alliance on Formal and Informal Education
Whose education counts? What does it mean to be educated? Are schools the only places we learn? What do we learn from our cultures, families, games, media, etc? Through poetry and storytelling, writers from the Neighborhood Writing Alliance consider these and other questions about formal and informal education.
Tuesday, May 29th, 6:00-7:30pm
King Branch Library
3436 S King Drive, Chicago
For more information, please call 773 684 2742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Neighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA), publishers of the award-winning Journal of Ordinary Thought, provokes dialogue and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults to write, publish, and perform works about their lives. NWA provides ongoing opportunities for Chicago residents to engage in the literary arts through writing workshops in low-income neighborhoods, the publication of the Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT), and readings and events. Participants in weekly writing workshops are encouraged to write about their personal experiences to create narratives and poems and connect these experiences to larger social issues. Selected writing from the workshops is published quarterly in JOT, which reflects and amplifies the strength, thoughts, and ideas of Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods to a broader audience. JOT is distributed for free to the writers and their neighborhoods and is sent to a subscriber list composed of supporters, the media, and policy makers. NWA strives to amplify voices that often go unheard. Please visit the JOT website for more information.