Winners of the Heart of Chicago Writing Contest read from their submissions in the lobby of the Smart Museum.Poetry 1st Prize (tie)Alexandra Geffen, Class of 2011, "Cyclists Pursue the Horizon" Sol Lee, Class of 2011, When Harold's" a
The first ever Louder Than A Lawnmower suburban teen poetry slam brought together 8 suburban teams (Palatine, Joliet West, Glenbrook North, Maine South, Maine East, Wheeling, Leyden, and Niles West) in a three round poetic competition.
Michael Sandel's “Justice” course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard University. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day.
The Neighborhood Writing Alliance, publisher of The Journal of Ordinary Thought, facilitates opportunities for adults in low-income Chicago neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform works about their lives.