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YCA Artistic Director Launches New Book

YCA Artistic Director Launches New Book

YCA Artistic Director & Founder of Louder Than A Bomb, Kevin Coval, will launch his new book, A People's History of Chicagoon March 4th, Chicago's 180th Birthday,  at The Harold Washington Library at 5pm. He will be joined by many special guests. The event is a part of #LTAB17 & is free to attend. 

A People's History of Chicago tells the history of Chicago through 77 poems—for the city's 77 neighborhoods—beginning from the city's incorporation date on March 4, 1837 to present day. The poems themselves are tied to Chicago's art, music, and cultural history. Kevin has the support of Chance the Rapper, who's writing the foreword, and Chicago artists Paul Branton, Runsy, and Hebru Brantley and his team,...
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YCA Welcomes New Director of Programs & Marketing Manager

YCA Welcomes New Director of Programs & Marketing Manager

Young Chicago Authors is excited to announce Kesha Daniels-Rush as the new Director of Programs & José Olivarez as the new Marketing Manager. 

Kesha Daniels-Rush brings to YCA knowledge and practice established through her program development, implementation, and coordinating work with grassroots community organizations, public and private universities and public libraries, in addition to her work in the areas of marketing and media communications. Her work has been informed by a liberal arts education and graduate study in the scholar-activist tradition through education and training focused on the intersectionality of various historical and contemporary cultural dynamics, as well as, the institutional and social implications upon communities of the inner city.

José Olivarez returns to YCA to be the Marketing Manager...
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