Open Workshops

Open Workshops

Programs

Check the Method

Check the Method

Check The Method offers rigorous instruction in poetry and hip-hop spoken word to the most dedicated young writers in the city.

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Upcoming Events

Check the Method Apr 8
1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Get serious about your craft at this Poetry Writing Workshop with YCA's lead artists.

Check the Method Apr 15
1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Get serious about your craft at this Poetry Writing Workshop with YCA's lead artists.

Check the Method Apr 22
1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Get serious about your craft at this Poetry Writing Workshop with YCA's lead artists.

Check the Method Apr 29
1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Get serious about your craft at this Poetry Writing Workshop with YCA's lead artists.

Check the Method May 6
1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Get serious about your craft at this Poetry Writing Workshop with YCA's lead artists.

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Chicago Beat

Chicago Beat

Chicago Beat is an intensive program designed to educate and empower the next generation of journalists.

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Emcee Wreckshop

Emcee Wreckshop

Emcee Wreckshop brings together rappers from all over the city for a weekly workshop taught by local rappers.

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Upcoming Events

Emcee Wreckshop Apr 8
4pm-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Write and record your bars at this Hip Hop Writing Workshop, led by Chicago rappers Add-2 and Defcee.

Emcee Wreckshop Apr 15
4pm-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Write and record your bars at this Hip Hop Writing Workshop, led by Chicago rappers Add-2 and Defcee.

Emcee Wreckshop Apr 22
4pm-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Write and record your bars at this Hip Hop Writing Workshop, led by Chicago rappers Add-2 and Defcee.

Emcee Wreckshop Apr 29
4pm-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Write and record your bars at this Hip Hop Writing Workshop, led by Chicago rappers Add-2 and Defcee.

Emcee Wreckshop May 6
4pm-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Write and record your bars at this Hip Hop Writing Workshop, led by Chicago rappers Add-2 and Defcee.

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Queeriosity

Queeriosity

Queeriosity is a monthly literary arts and performance salon that creates a safe space for LBGTQ and questioning youth, aged 12-25, to explore the world through a queer lens.

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Upcoming Events

Queeriosity (Showcase)* Mar 1
6:30pm-9pm @ Columbia College Chicago Conaway, 1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 1st Flr, Chicago, IL 60607

A literary arts and performance event that creates a safe space for LBGTQ artists to speak their truths to a supportive audience, featuring poets and performances from the broader YCA and LTAB community.

*Rated R for mature content.

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Young Chicago Authors specializes in collaborating with organizations to bring young artists to new audiences in fresh and unique ways. If you’re interested in commissioning YCA poets or bringing our artists to your organization, please contact booking/at/youngchicagoauthors.org.

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