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Getting the Words Right

Literary workshops come and go but Fred Shafer’s fiction writing sessions have been generating excellent prose since the mid 1980s. The successes have been manifold. Members have published more than two dozen novels and story collections with major publishers. They have appeared in such prestigious journals as Tin House, Ploughshares, the Southern Review, the Kenyon […]

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Uncommon Bonds

The problems faced by young people with disabilities are daunting – not enough affordable housing, high poverty and unemployment, social isolation – but the Center for Independent Futures is there to help, one individual at a time. It began 13 years ago when two mothers, sitting around a kitchen table, wondered what they could do […]

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Becoming More Human

Amid the hustle and bustle of Evanston’s central district lies a quiet sanctuary for engaging the contemplative side of life, both personal and cultural. The C.G Jung Center, established in Evanston by June Singer in the 1970s, describes itself as “a place for self-help and community.” Its simple interior, with library and conference rooms, seems […]