The goal of Big Shoulders Books is to disseminate, free of charge, quality works of writing by and about Chicagoans whose voices might not otherwise be shared. Each year Big Shoulders Books aims to make small but meaningful contributions to discussions of injustice and inequality in Chicago, a practice helped in large part by students in DePaul's MA in Writing and Publishing program. Our publishing courses give both graduate and undergraduate students a chance to gain invaluable hands-on publishing experience, editing texts through a directed sequence of publishing classes as well as electives. For more information, click here.
IF YOU ARE, OR HAVE EVER BEEN, A TEEN OR INTERESTED IN RELATIONSHIPS OR INSPIRED TO WRITE BY SOMETHING YOU’VE READ, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.
By turns moving, funny, sweet, and harrowing, the forty-four personal stories of Write Your Heart Out capture teen life as it really is. From crushes to heartbreak to the complexities of family love, teen writers offer insights into how we learn to negotiate relationships and what it means to reflect on experience.
Write Your Heart Out includes writing prompts and blank pages, so grab a pen and get ready to tell your own stories!
"The(se) writers are brave and straightforward in their willingness to tell the truth about the events of their lives, how they felt about those events, and what they learned from them, and that knowledge is substantial and apparent on every page."
MICHELLE FALKOFF AUTHOR OF PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD AND PUSHING PERFECT
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