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May 15 2022

Growing Up Chicago – Officially Book Release and Book Signing

May 15, 2022

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Chicago Cultural Center


78 E Washington St, Millennium Park Room, Chicago, Select 60602

The image is of the book cover. The cover is an illustration of the Chicago Art Institute entrance.

Growing Up Chicago is a collection of stories written by Chicago authors about their experiences growing up here in the city and has been co-edited with the Honors College's very own Lauren DeJulio Bell - Honors Instructor, Academic Advisor, and Program Specialist (Curriculum Development). Lauren has been hard at work with two UIC colleagues (Roxanne Pilat and Dave Schaafsma) to co-edit the book over the last several years 📚📖.

We are happy to announce the book will be officially released this Sunday, May 15th!

There will be 2 big release events coming up if you'd like to join us; some of the authors will be there and we'll do a book signing after both events:

Sunday, May 15th, 4:30pm at the American Writers Festival (sponsored by The American Writers Museum)--in the Millennium Park Room at the Chicago Cultural Center:

June 29th, 6pm at the “City of Stories” event--at the Harold Washington Library.

The book is available for preorder now if you're interested in picking up a copy: (Use the code NUP2022 for a 25% off discount.


Chad Nilsson

Date posted

May 11, 2022

Date updated

May 11, 2022