Mar 30th 2019

Join us for an all-ages FRESH INK community workshop co-facilitated by 826CHI and the Writer’s Studio at the University of Chicago Graham School!

Are you ready to expand your style? Would you like to play on the page in new ways? Starting with real-life experience, this workshop will guide you to transform your work from fact to fiction to fantastical. Using emotional truth as a through line, we will move through these different modes of writing as we reflect on the purpose these transformations can serve and the discoveries we can make when we exercise our stylistic agility. This workshop will be co-taught by Natasha Mijares & Sarah Terez Rosenblum.

Natasha Mijares is an artist, writer, curator, and educator. She received her MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at MECA International Art Fair in Puerto Rico, The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, TCC Chicago, and Locust Projects. She has been published in Container, Vinyl Poetry, The Gravity of the Thing, and Hypertext Magazine.

Sarah Terez Rosenblum is a Pushcart-nominated writer whose work has appeared in publications and on sites such as Third Coast, Underground Voices, Protons/Neutrons, kill author, The Boiler, The Satirist, Pop Matters,, XOJane,, and The Chicago Sun Times. Her novel, “Herself When She’s Missing was called “devastating and beautiful” by Booklist. She holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a creative coach as well as an instructor at the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio. Up next, she is teaching Basic Creative Writing, Jumpstart Session: Your Life’s Work, and more!

WHEN // Saturday, March 30th from 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE // The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply/826CHI on 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave.
WHO // Writers of all ages (6+) & experience levels!
HOW // Reserve a ticket! Tickets are free for Chicago students and a $10 suggested donation for the general public.

All ticket sales benefit 826CHI’s tuition-free writing programs, which serve over 3,500 students annually.

FRESH INK is a year-long community workshop series that brings in seasoned teaching artists to lead intergenerational, interdisciplinary workshops at 826CHI. FRESH INK workshops seek to provide a third space to learn and write among writers and artists of all ages and experience levels.

// About 826CHI //

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

826CHI shares its space with the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co., a store with a not-so-secret mission. Our unique products encourage creative writing, imaginative play, and trigger new adventures for agents of all ages. Every purchase supports 826CHI’s free programming, so visit us at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park or online to pick up spy glasses, fake moustaches, our latest student publications, and much more!

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