Thursday March 7, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM CST
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Open Books 
213 W. Institute Place
Chicago, IL 60610

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According to Wikipedia: A jam session is a musical act where musicians play (i.e. "jam") by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. Jam sessions are often used by musicians to develop new material, find suitable arrangements, or simply as a social gathering and communal practice session.

WHAT'S YOUR READ is Barkada Circle's storytelling jam session where nonprofits tell stories about the impact of their mission in the community. This is your opportunity to share your story with your peers in a safe and supportive setting. You can present a rough narrative that's in the works, ideas on new campaign messaging or unedited videos.

You get the most benefit by coming unprepared with an unfinished story because the immediate feedback you get from the audience is what will help take your new material to the next level. Feel free to do a live reading, performance or other creative presentation you can think of. Just check with us early to make sure we have the right technical setup.

Whether you're telling your story or giving your read on someone's story, it will be a great way to discover and connect our causes in the community.

To kick off the evening, we will have a roundtable discussion on writing a more engaging appeal letter using story. The jam session immediately follows.

Thursday, March 7, 2013
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Open Books
213 W. Institute Place
Chicago, IL 60610

5:30-7:00pm  Roundtable: Writing More Engaging Appeal Letters Using Story
Literary Center (Suite 207)

7:00-8:30pm  Jam Session
Open Books Store (1st Floor)

Enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres, wine and beverages.
RSVP by February 26

Early Registration: $25
At the Door: $40

We are excited to host WHAT'S YOUR READ at Open Books, an award-winning nonprofit social venture that promotes literacy.

Map and directions: http://goo.gl/maps/ICdfB

Parking: Click to see nearby pay lots. There are also some street meters available.