The 82 is the Creative Writing minor's reading series, featuring distinguished Chicago writers of all genres, Northeastern faculty members and Northeastern student writers. The series hosts four to six events per academic year, and is named after the CTA's Kimball bus line, which gets many Chicagoans to our Main Campus and El Centro locations. 

Upcoming Events

Poetry & Pancakes featuring readings by Creative Writing Alums, Part of NEIU Weekend

Sept. 14, 2019
9:30 a.m.
B-Wing Patio

Lit & Luz Festival presentation featuring Verónica Gerber Bicecci, author of "Empty Set"

Oct. 15, 2019
3-5 p.m.
Pedroso Center 

This program is being produced in collaboration with the Lit & Luz Festival, the Department of English, the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and the Angelina Pedroso Center for Cultural Affairs and Diversity.

The 82 Writers/Reading

Oct. 29, 2019
4-6 p.m. 
CBM 149

Featuring Chicago writers:
Jacob Saenz, poet and editor 
Jac Jemc, author of "False Bingo" and "The Grip of It
Kristiana Rae Colón, poet, playwright ("Octagon," "Good Friday") and educator

The 82 End-of-semester Student Writers Reading

Dec. 5, 2019
3-4:30 p.m.
Room TBD