When we teach workshops, we listen.


And while that’s a great start, we then teach participants to listen to their voice, trust what they have to say, and write their truth.

OUR MISSION: HMS is committed to teaching creative storytelling and writing skills to divested Chicago-area adults and to publishing these stories—alongside established writers—online and in print.



We use an alternative teaching approach that celebrates the dialect and life experiences of each writer.



Learn more about our teaching and publishing programs.