THE AWAKENINGS PROJECT
The Awakenings Review
The Awakenings Review is published by the Awakenings Project. Begun in cooperation with the University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in 2000, The Awakenings Review has been published approximately annually. The Review has been acclaimed internationally and draws writers from all over the United States and from several other countries including Israel, South Africa, Australia, Finland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
About 10% of all the submissions received make it into the Review, making it a relatively competitive journal in which to be published. A writer for The Awakenings Review need not have a mental illness; submissions are also open to family members and friends of people with mental illness. We prefer that writers be willing to write about their experience of mental illness, but for most issues that does not have to be the focus of submissions..
The Awakenings Writers' Workshop meets weekly at The Awakenings Studio -- currently meeting with the artists' circle on Saturdays from 11 AM - 2 PM. For additional information, click here.
We have held many poetry readings over the years, some with percussion, others with original music provided by Awakenings musicians at venues such as Gallery 200 in West Chicago, Borders Books and Music in Geneva and Wheaton,among others, and we have done several poetry readings and even one poetry slam at Bundles of Books & Gifts in Glen Ellyn. Our biggest undertaking yet was a Gala Celebration of the 10 year anniversary of The Awakenings Review at the beautiful Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn. If you know of a venue that would like a live poetry reading, if you'd like to help organize one, or participate in one, please contact us.
The Awakenings Project is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity.
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