Labor 'read in' September 6... The Chicago Chapter of the National Writers Union is having a Labor Read-in on Saturday, September 6 to honor those who work and/or are members of unions.

The Chicago Writers Union hosted the "Womanyst Read-in" in March 2014 (above). Substance photo by Kim Scipes.Next Saturday, September 6, 2014, the Chicago chapter of the National Writers Union will hold a "Read In' (something like a "Teach In") at the Powell's Book Store at 18th and Halsted in Chicago. This is an event where authors are encouraged to read original stories, articles, poems or excerpts from their own writings on work, labor unions or the labor movement in general. (You dont have to be a member of a union to participate, but this is an affirmation of the work we do, the contributions working people make to the well-being of our society, and organizations we develop to advance the interests and well-being of working people.)

Details: Saturday, September 6

1:30 - 5:00 pm

Light refreshments and free admission

Powells Book Store (University Village near UIC)nearby parking garage

1218 S. Halsted

Chicago 60607

If youd like to read, please contact Paul Gorski at . The number of people who want to read will determine length of time for each, but everybody will get at least 3-5 minutes.


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