Words on the Page May 25, 2016

Literacy Chicago
Words on the Page
Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 1:30pm
Macy’s on State Street – 7th Floor Narcissus Room
111 N. State Street, Chicago IL 60602
Please join us as we celebrate our students and their dedication to improving their literacy skills.


For the past 24 years, Words on the Page has celebrated adults actively pursuing higher levels of literacy. Literacy Chicago’s Words on the Page is an annual event where adult learners read their own writing before friends, family and fellow students. By doing so, they demonstrate their educational achievements and more importantly, take pride in their courageous efforts to openly address problems with literacy in their individual lives and the wider community. Literacy Chicago publishes a book of compilation of the essays written by current adult learners, and it stands as a testament to their hard work and to the need for literacy services in Chicago.

For this year’s book, students were asked to write an essay within the theme of Chi Hope, Chi Love, Chi Read. Many took the opportunity to express a variety of very personal and intimate emotions to a wide range of addressees. The pages are filled with fascinating expressions and stories of gratitude, pride, sadness and, most importantly, hope. In this book you will witness the magic of learning and the impact it can have on the lives of diverse individuals.

If interested in attending this event, please register by sending an email to info@literacychicago.org or call us at 312.870.1100

* Interested in teaching someone to read or speak English? Volunteer at Literacy Chicago!    Contact us at (312)-870-1100 or visit our offices at 641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661 for more info!