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litJam! at The Archives

As part of their Sunday Open Hours Series, The Dorchester Projects' Archive House has invited us to host a literary social on August 25th. From 4pm - 6pm, you can browse a selection of Chicago Reading Africa’s library, listen to some African tunes from Dr. Wax’s music collection & mix and mingle with other book lovers. The afternoon will also feature readings from friends and members of Chicago Reading Africa: YAW, Katelyn Carlson, Julie Iromuanya, Odinaka Ezeokoli, and Nina Yeboah. Bring a book to swap or discuss with a new friend!

If you've come with us to Black Cinema House, the litJam! will be hosted right across the street at the Archive House. For more info on Black Cinema House, the Archive House, and the Dorchester Project as a whole, visit The Rebuild Foundation.

If you'd like to invite friends who aren't on Meetup, send them to our Eventbrite page (click here).

Also check out these two African films being screened at Black Cinema House this August: Kukurantumi & Soul Boy. I'll be posting more Around Town events in the Discussion Section of this Meetup and in the Special Events Newsletter coming out August 1st.

And as always, keep up with wider conversations about African literature (& more) by following our tumblr.

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  • Nina

    Probably the best time I've had with Chicago Reading Africa to date! We are planning for more conversations of this caliber. I appreciate all of you and I am glad you enjoyed the event.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Eve

    Great event and perfect venue! Really enjoyed the readings and discussion. Thanks for organizing!

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Viva

    Really enjoyed the litJam. Thanks to all that were able to come out!

    August 26, 2013

  • Naji

    I'm pretty sure it was good one. Got there a tad late though. X-D

    August 25, 2013

  • Nina

    Can't wait to see you all on Sunday! Our event starts at 4 PM but the Archive House is open at 2! Feel free to come early and check out the space. There will also be a papermaking class going on if you're interested in learning. Here is more info:

    August 23, 2013

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