Chicago’s performance lit scene has blown up in an awesome way. Any night of the week, you can go out and be moved by incredible writers willing to bear their souls. And Essay Fiesta has been there for over 2 years, bringing you consistently fantastic, free monthly events (that benefit 826CHI). Wouldn’t it be great if the City of Chicago took greater recognition of the literary scene? Wouldn’t it be great if Chicago backed Essay Fiesta?!?
It can! Here’s how: The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan. Residents, cultural organizations and community groups are being asked for their input in developing the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan. The plan will outline how the arts and artists in Chicago can be better supported and in turn enhance economic growth and build Chicago’s worldwide reputation as a global city of fantastic culture. Ideas can be submitted through social media, town hall meetings and public forums.
Here’s where to go to have your voice heard in-person:
- Wednesday, February 15: Columbia College from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
- Thursday, February 16: Nicholas Senn High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18: DuSable Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 21: National Museum of Mexican Art from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Let the city know you support performance lit and Essay Fiesta!