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The Top Five Featuring José Olivarez

The Top Five Featuring José Olivarez

 

Welcome to the Top Five.

It's Monday and that means it's back to business. If you're looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more.

Today, we have YCA’s Marketing Manager, José Olivarez sharing his Top Five.

1) Gracie Chavez’s Remezcla Mixttape

I love this mix. I put it on and I don’t have to worry about skipping tracks. Go ahead and press play. Take a dance break. Shout out to my homie  Daniel Martinez who sent me this mix.

2) Ramiro Gomez’s paintings

These paintings are a gift. Ramiro Gomez paints scenes of lush wealth and leisure—pools in Beverly Hills, mansions—but with a twist, he paints the workers that make the scenes...

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The Plug: August 18th, 2017

The Plug: August 18th, 2017

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to The Plug, our weekly blog about competitions, events, workshops, etc. that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors, and some are from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities while rooted in poetry, will also allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore any of these opportunities, share the experience on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthorson Instagram).

Competitions/Publications:

Creating Iris (Publication)
“Iris is a new literary magazine that launched in January 2014. Iris features new fiction for teens (roughly, ages 14-17) with an LGBTQAI slant. Iris is a safe place for young adults –...
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The Top Five Featuring Bill Ayers

The Top Five Featuring Bill Ayers

Welcome to the Top Five.

It's Monday and that means it's back to business. If you're looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more.
Today, we have Bill Ayers sharing his Top Five.

1) The Nib offers the most up-to-date and imaginative political cartoons and commentary, and the best in non-fiction comics:
 
Tune into what’s going on through the dynamic and dazzling comics medium, a channel that keeps getting deeper and wider, breaking boundaries and crossing borders, revolutionizing the way we see and understand ourselves and the world. Oh, and check out our recent piece...
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