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CONTACT: Hollen Reischer/ Assistant Director, Neighborhood Writing Alliance/ Editor, Journal Ordinary Thought
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The Neighborhood Writing Alliance is proud to present
“I Always Like Plenty of Napkins”
Winter 2011 Journal of Ordinary Thought
NWA Writers on Food
CHICAGO—The Neighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA) announces “I Always Like Plenty of Napkins,” the Winter 2011 issue of the Journal of Ordinary Thought. This food-themed issue features prose and poetry from Albany Park, Uptown, Chicago Lawn, Bronzeville, the Near West Side, Humboldt Park, and St. Leonard’s House. Photographs of Chicago’s food culture, taken by DePaul University students under the guidance of professor and photographer Jason Reblando, accompany the writing.
The beautiful 96-page journal features:
an introduction by Lisa Yun Lee, Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum;
photographs of Chicago’s food scene taken by
DePaul University students taught by professor and photographer Jason Reblando;
and writing by over 60 NWA writers.
Read prose and poetry about food justice issues, food memories, and food culture:
- “Too many fat kids going to
Too many burger joints, taco joints, pizza joints, fried fish joints, BBQ joints
Too many McDonald’s, Burger Kings, White Castles, Taco Bells…”
Hall Branch Library, Thursday Writing Group
- “Years later, I remember sitting on the side of the bed when he was in a wheelchair, as together we ate Archway cookies, cheese, and Pepsi on ice.”
Hall Branch Library, Monday Writing Group
- “But a true Greek salad, a true horiatiki, is not of the Food Industrial Complex; it is of the village. In Greece, open-air markets are still alive and well. Every town has local growers who gather on the weekends to sell fresh produce to their neighbors.”
Albany Park Branch Library
NWA writers will present their work on Tuesday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum Residents’ Dining Hall (800 S. Halsted).
Admission is free, and complimentary copies of “I Always Like Plenty of Napkins” will be available.
This location is handicap accessible.
The Neighborhood Writing Alliance is a Chicago-based not-for-profit that runs writing workshops for adults in low-income Chicago neighborhoods and publishes pieces from those workshops in its quarterly, award-winning publication, the Journal of Ordinary Thought. NWA presents the writers and their work in 25–30 events and readings each year. NWA workshops are free and open to adults of all levels of writing experience.