And the Rest is Noise // Pitchfork Music Writing Workshop - Summer 2017
Do you live for music? Have you ever wanted to influence musical trends, interview artists, and share your opinions with all of Chicago? Join our FREE music writing workshop during this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival!

In this workshop we will: assemble a team of eight music-obsessed teens, learn about professional music journalism, interview artists at Pitchfork Music Festival, and write our own magazine covering every aspect of the festival scene, from the music to the fashion and culture. (Previous interview subjects have included Digable Planets, Danny Brown, Speedy Ortiz, and Chance the Rapper collaborator Peter CottonTale.)

By the end of the year, your work will be bound in a professionally-designed magazine and read by artists and music heads around the city. You’ll even get your own free copy to show off your work! (view last year's here:

"And the Rest is Noise" will be led by Leor Galil, a professional music writer for the Chicago Reader, as well as 826CHI's own staff.

This workshop takes place at 826CHI on Saturdays, 11am to 1pm, unless otherwise noted:
July 8 -- Music Writing Boot Camp
July 14/15 -- Pitchfork Music Festival (Saturday OR Sunday, noon-6pm @ Union Park, details to come following acceptance in the workshop)
July 22 -- Writing Workshop #1
July 29 -- Writing Workshop #2
August 5 -- Editing Workshop / Wrap-Up

There are EIGHT spots in this workshop, available to students entering 9-12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. You must attend all FIVE sessions.

All eight students will attend one day of Pitchfork Music Festival for FREE (with 826CHI supervision). A huge thanks to Pitchfork for providing us with these passes!

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2017. . If you have questions about this workshop, please email Thank you!

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