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A Book About

West Garfield Park 

"Stories from a Small Town in Chicago"

We're working on a book about West Garfield Park, one of the 77 Chicago neighborhoods.


But instead of just having one writer, we want this to be a compilation of stories from anyone in the community.


These can be your personal memories, history about West Garfield Park, your favorite spots, etc. We also plan to showcase fiction works that use West Garfield Park as their setting plus the works of local artists and photographers. 

To be involved in this project, email library@longoverduestories.com 

Meet the Authors


Pastor David Todd Whittley

Bio to come

Restaurants, Small Businesses, Churches, Organizations and More

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Description to Come

Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ

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So What is Long Overdue?

Long Overdue empowers people to create meaningful stories. This could be an author working on their first book, a family member recording their parents or grandparents' life stories, or a community writing project like this one for

West Garield Park, Chicago. Our belief: Everyone who wants to write a book should be able to do it and we seek to remove barriers and create a welcoming community that helps people go from big idea to finished book.