Hungry for Stories Discussion #2 - ft. For the People Artist Collective

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm


Read/Write Library
914 N. California Walton Entrance
60622 Chicago , IL

Read/Write Library welcomes Melisa Stephen, Monica Trinidad & Tita Thomas, members of For the People Artist Collective who helped create 'Color Me Rising: A 2015 Radical Coloring Book.' They will also speak about the collective's work and process as both artists and activists.

Hungry for Stories is designed to raise discussion around the culture and expression we value as a city through diverse, contemporary Chicago books. With the selection of wildly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, we hope to grow a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.

This discussion is free for Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Subscribers will receive a promo code via email. To learn more and subscribe for future books and discussions, visit:

About 'Color Me Rising'

For the People Artists Collective and Chicago Childcare Collective selected around 20 different campaigns, actions, and efforts that spanned from November 2014 through December of 2015 in Chicago. From the We Charge Genocide Delegation to the United Nations, to the recent street protests demanding Justice for Laquan, these coloring book pages tell stories of loss, love, collective healing, resistance and liberation.

Artists included Leila Abdelrazaq, CairĂ¡ Lee Conner, Monica Trinidad, Tyesha Thomas, Ariel Perkins-Fenwick, Jireh L. Drake, Ruby Pinto, Annan Shehadi, Vicko Alvarez Vega, Timmy Rose, Melisa Stephen, Raquel Rodriguez, Molly Costello, Grace Mattingly, Rachel Hoffman, Dan Adams, and Rachel Wallis.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We're located on the corner of California and Walton (just south of Augusta Blvd and north of Chicago Ave). Our entrance is on Walton up a ramp; look for the round white Read/Write Library sign. The #52 California and #66 Chicago buses are no more than a block away and parking is plentiful. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.

What can I bring into the event?

This event is BYOB.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! Please register by noon on the 18th, we will have a printed list at the event.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, but please do so by noon on the 18th!