Wordplay: an evening of ingenious improv


WHAT: A gala evening at the Evanston Art Center benefiting Literacy Works. Wordplay will feature:

  • Elegant cuisine, including a signature champagne cocktail
  • An improv performance by the “Whirled News Tonight” team from Chicago’s famed iO Theater
  • Access to EAC's stunning galleries
  • An eclectic silent auction
  • Presentation of our 2016 Inspiration Award to Stacy Ratner, co-founder of the Chicago Literacy Alliance and one of Chicago Magazine’s Chicagoans of the Year    

WHY: In Chicago, half a million adults cannot read or write well enough to meet the demands of today’s economy or achieve career and family goals. Each year, Literacy Works trains more than 1,000 literacy and workforce professionals and community volunteers who in turn provide instruction in reading, writing, and the English language to more than 20,000 adults across Chicago.

HOW TO JOIN US: Tickets are $95 in advance/$105 at the door. To purchase tickets or to learn more about Literacy Works, please visit the events page on our website, www.litworks.org, or call 773-543-2784. All proceeds benefit Literacy Works.


About Literacy Works 
Since 1995, Literacy Works has responded to Chicago's literacy crisis. We provide training to more than 1,000 volunteer tutors and literacy and workforce development professionals every year, who in turn help an estimated 20,000 adult learners at community-based agencies with their literacy, language, and employment goals. Programs in more than 30 neighborhoods in Chicago rely on Literacy Works to sustain their tutoring services and develop their staff. We also offer direct instruction to adult learners in specialized areas of literacy that are rarely addressed in traditional programs. These include workshops that help low-literate parents promote their children’s learning and classes on writing for self-expression. Visit our website, www.litworks.org, to learn more.         

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