I Will Hold You Like a Bible
826CHI's Teen Writers Studio (TWS) presents their 2017-2018 chapbook, "I Will Hold You Like a Bible." Inspired by the work of Danez Smith, Hanif Adurraqib, and Chicago's own Megan Stielstra, the high school writers of TWS have crafted original stories and poems exploring the themes of hope and belonging.
TWS is a group of diverse, driven, and literary-minded high school students from all over Chicago who meet bi-weekly at 826CHI over the course of an entire academic year. TWS sessions are part writing workshop and part leadership lab—students give back to the citywide arts community by volunteering at 826CHI programs and by serving as ambassadors at literary events such as the ChiTeen Lit Fest.