Illinois Humanities-Funded Project: “Press Room”
Location: Chicago, IL
Founded in 1989, Guild Literary Complex (the Guild) is a grassroots literary arts organization creating performance-based events in and around Chicago. It partners and collaborates with other community groups on social and restorative justice issues, providing arts and advocacy programming for marginalized voices. Guild programs offer opportunities for a range of voices throughout Chicago to be heard, engaging people from all neighborhoods and all backgrounds.
About The Project:
“Press Room” is a new series from the Guild that asks what the first-person literary voice can add to important contemporary conversations in politics and current events. “Press Room” is a series of live events, held quarterly, each organized around a widely discussed topic in the press at the time that directly impacts community members. Each event invites participants to tell a story or read a piece of writing that relates to the given topic from a first-person perspective.
About the Grantee Spotlight:
Bi-monthly Illinois Humanities highlights the work of our Community Grants program partners through our “Grantee Spotlight.” It shines the light on our grantee partner’s work, offering details about the organization and the funded project, as well as a Q&A with a team member at the organization. Learn more about other featured grantee partners and projects.