Talent, donuts, and love filled the halls of the Center on Halsted in late September as we presented the first annual StoryStudio Writers Festival: Chicago’s newest story to a capacity crowd. Authors, agents, and editors came to Chicago to impart professional wisdom and meet individually with Festival-goers. Thanks to the presenters, the volunteers, and—always—our tireless staff for making it a memorable first major event for us.
Story in a Night, our first annual cocktail fundraiser, happened on the eve of the Festival, and was the perfect way to bring its presenters together with our donors and supporters. A giant thumbs up and thank you to the generous contributors, partners, and sponsors who made things happen and helped us raise dollars for community programs. You can view photos from both events on our Facebook page.
We are already underway with plans for next year’s Festival and party. Be watching for teasers and tidbits in the months ahead.