LTAB 2017 Registration


LTAB 2017 Registration for High School/Middle School/Community Organization-Sponsored Teams and High School Individual Poets has closed.

Registration for LTAB University (College Individual Poets) will be open until February 28, 2017.  Scholarships and sliding scale registration fees are available; please contact LTAB Program Manager Jess McLeod at jess/at/ to apply.

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LTAB University (College-Aged Poets)

LTAB University is YCA’s weekend college slam, which will be held from March 10-11, 2017, in Chicago. LTAB U poets need not be enrolled in college to compete. They must be 18-25 years old at the time of the slam, or enrolled in college.

Step 1: Sign Up

This step takes less than five minutes to complete. All you need is basic poet contact info -- all LTAB U poets must be available for the entirety of LTAB U (March 10-11).

Sign Up

Step 2: Payment

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $20 (December 1-31, 2016)
  • Regular Registration Fee: $30 (January 1-February 28, 2017)

To pay via credit card, click the button below. For other payment options, see OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS at the bottom of this page. The last day to complete payment for LTAB 2017 is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


Other Payment Options

Payment for LTAB 2017 can also be submitted via phone or check/money order.

Pay Via Phone

YCA accepts credit card payment over the phone at (773) 486-4331. Please call on Tuesdays from 10am-5pm and ask for Alissa Goldwasser or Bayana Davis.

Pay Via Check/Money Order

Checks/money orders should be made out to Young Chicago Authors. Please note the school/organization/Indy Poet name and “LTAB Team” or “LTAB Indy Poet” in the memo line. No Cash, please.

Remit Payment To:
Young Chicago Authors c/o Alissa Goldwasser/LTAB
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60642
FEIN #: 36-3772997 CPS Vendor#: 78715
(773) 486-4331 (phone) (773) 486-0326 (fax)

Invoices, Receipts and Purchase Orders

Available upon request. Please contact YCA’s bookkeeper, Lynna Tyler at Write “LTAB 2017 Invoice, Receipt, or PO Request” in the subject line and include the school name and amount to be paid in the body of the email.

Scholarships and Sliding Scale Payments

Available on a need basis. Contact LTAB Program Manager Jess McLeod at for more info.

Questions about registering for LTAB 2017?

Please contact Festival Coordinator Bayana Davis at bayana/at/

Questions about competing in LTAB 2017?

Please contact LTAB Program Manager Jess McLeod at jess/at/