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

The 82: Student Edition for Fall 2023 is coming! Contact Olivia Cronk at if you are interested in performing/reading your work at this event.

Past Events

The 82, the English Department, World Languages and Cultures, and Pedroso Center welcome Lit & Luz visiting writer Maricela Guerrero, a bilingual poetry reading with WLC graduate student Jackie Sanchez interpreting.

The event was well attended, with faculty, students and staff from several departments representing, and Creative Writing Minor Coordinator Olivia Cronk and The 82 coordinator hosting.