Talking Sidewalks
Release Party & Author Reading
"If home is where the Heart is, I lost my Heart..." begins a poem in the latest edition of Talking Sidewalks, a literary magazine composed entirely of short stories, poems and photographs from authors and artists who are experiencing homelessness in the Chapel Hill area. Please join us for a release party and author reading for the newest edition of Talking Sidewalks at Flyleaf Books on Thursday, January 21 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  The event is free and open to all. Flyleaf Books is located at 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. BLVD in Chapel Hill.   Talking Sidewalks - Cover Vol. 3
Talking Sidewalks is an initiative of Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE), a committee of the Campus Y, the center for social justice at UNC Chapel Hill. Through creative writing and photography classes, HOPE offers homeless individuals in our community a creative outlet for artistic expression.
This is the third edition of Talking Sidewalks which is available for free throughout the community as well as online at
In addition to HOPE, Real Change from Spare Change and the Carolina Center for Public Service are sponsors of Talking Sidewalks. Real Change from Spare Change is a community-wide initiative designed to educate, encourage, and empower our community to bring real change for homeless persons in need. The initiative raises funds to support street outreach and coordinates educational efforts regarding homelessness issues in Orange County.
For more information please contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is charged with leading the economic development of downtown Chapel Hill. Real Change from Spare Change is an initiative of the Partnership. For more information please visit or