ChiTeens: Gabriella

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is April 13 and 14. Register online now!

This festival, created by teens for teens, celebrates all things literature. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.

Gabriella G. from Walter Payton College Prep High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit Fest and is a member of the fest’s Branding Team. Branding Team members are responsible for creating the fest’s website and graphic art, as well as contributing to social media. See the Branding Team’s work at!

Q: What program or workshop are you most excited to attend at the fest and why are you excited about it?

A: I am most excited about the Zine Making 101 with Chicago Zine Fest and On Getting Older Poetry and Zine Making Workshop with Brown and Proud Press. One will allow me to tap into my creative side and the other involves my identity.

Q: Why do you think teens should go to ChiTeen Lit Fest?

A: It’s free, there is a workshop for everyone and it’s a great way to find new interested, make new friends and become more open-minded.

Q: How have you been involved with the Branding Team?

A: I have been involved with the branding team for one year. I got involved through After School Matters and have since then helped create graphics that appear on our social media pages.

See the entire ChiTeen Lit Fest schedule and plan your fest experience at To see this year’s headliners, connect on social media and see CTLF partners, visit