The Women Rampage

Chicago writes: Front and Center features work from Barrel of Monkeys

April 5, 2012

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WBEZ’s Front and Center project will be launching a series about literacy in late May. We are highlighting writing from organizations around the city as we lead up to the series. This first one comes from Barrel of Monkeys, an organization that teaches creative writing in Chicago Public Schools and then turns the student's writing into performances.
 
Luke Hatton was teaching a class where the students were writing stories based on a picture. One student was having a hard time getting inspired.  After Luke talked with the student, the student said: "Wait a minute.  There's something wrong with this picture.  Where are the ladies?" Then the student wrote "The Women Rampage", which Geoff Rice arranged into a song.
 

The Women Rampage

By Dante H., 4th Grade, Loyola Park After School Program

Once upon a time there was a room full of food and men, but no women. Women always wanted to get in that room, but women were not allowed! One day women started throwing rotten eggs at the room because they were so angry that they started breaking in to the room, gobbling the food, and beating up the men. It was a women rampage. Then after all that they rebuilt the room and women were finally allowed to go in.

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