DEPAUL UNIVERSITY’S ENGLISH DEPARTMENT INVITES YOU TO THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED BY
Join us for beverages, hors d’oeuvres, selected readings and conversations with the many contributors who made this book possible.
7:00 – 10:00 pm
THEATRE SCHOOL at DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
2350 N Racine Ave Chicago, IL 60614
HOW LONG WILL I CRY?
In 2011 and 2012, while more than 900 people were being murdered on the streets of Chicago, creative-writing students from DePaul University fanned out all over the city to interview people whose lives have been changed by the bloodshed. The result is How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, a book that the Chicago Tribune calls an “incredibly rich and compelling examination” of the ways that violence affects us all.
An innovative new publishing entity, Big Shoulders Books aims to produce one book each year that engages intimately with the Chicago community and, in the process, gives graduate students in DePaul University’s Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing program hands-on, practical experience in book publishing.
“A stunning, stay-with you forever new book [that will] alter the ways in which you think. I guarantee that after you read this book, the next murder that screams across the headlines and television news will affect you more deeply than ever before. … How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence now joins my Best Books I’ve Ever Read List.”
–Rick Kogan, book critic for the Printers Row and talk-show host for WGN radio