ChiTeen Lit Fest Preview: Alison A. Ogunmokun
ChiTeen Lit Fest is a for-teen, by-teens gathering that aims to provide a safe, creative space for young adults to discover and unlock their unique voices through literary arts. The Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art. Writer and comedian Alison A. Ogunmokun kicks off the festival with a preview reading and conversation with the festival headliners and the ChiTeen Lit Fest team at the Poetry Foundation. Ogunmokun is an MFA candidate at the University of California San Diego. Born to Nigerian and Malawian immigrant parents, she writes about the intersection of her often marginalized identities.
Cosponsored with ChiTeen Lit Fest, the Chicago Public Library, Columbia College Chicago, the Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern University, and After School Matters
Preview Event: Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 PM
Kick-off Party: Friday, April 13, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Festival Day: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 AM-6:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
Visit chiteenlitfest.org for a schedule of events.