Journal of Ordinary Thought: When We Listen
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Magazine, Journal of Ordinary Thought
From introduction: "...60 writers take on the on-again, off-again affair between mind and body. They take inventory part by part, feeling by feeling, urge by irresistible urge. They address birth and death and everything in between. The struggle to resist the status quo and take ownership of how we see and think about ourselves is fought in many ways on these pages. Not unexpectedly, the writers prove once again, hilariously, mournfully, tenderly, that the personal is political." Writers for this issue come from St. Leonard's House and from the following Chicago Public Library branches: Bezazian, Budlong Woods, Richard M. Daley, Hall, King, Mabel Manning.
From page 2: "The Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT) publishes reflections people make on their personal histories and everyday experiences....JOT strives to be a vehicle for reflection, communication, and change....The Neighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA) offers writing workshops for adults in neighborhood locations of the Chicago Public Library, community centers, and social service agencies. Participants' writings about their personal histories, everyday experiences, and reflections on their communities are published in JOT."
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