Young Chicago Authors

Cultivating young voices through writing, publication, and performance education.

Cultivating artistic voices, critical thinkers and civically engaged youth.

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To book a YCA Teaching Artist, please email booking/at/youngchicagoauthors.org.

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YCA Events
Featured Event
Sep 18

Wordplay

6pm-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Chicago's longest running youth-led open mic. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic

Upcoming Event
Sep 22

Open Gallery Hours

12pm-4pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

YCA's galleries on the first floor feature artwork by a rotating ensemble of Chicago's top visual artists. Join us during open gallery hours to check out the art. Artwork and books will be available for sale.

Upcoming Event
Sep 22

YAS! Fest

11am-7:30pm @ Millenium Park

Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are thrilled to announce hip-hop star Desiigner (“Panda”) as the headliner for YAS! Fest, the youth arts showcase for the Year of Creative Youth presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Opening for Desiigner’s mainstage performance is 19-year-old breakout artist Ravyn Lenae, a graduate of Chicago High School for the Arts, fresh off her performance at Pitchfork Music Festival last month. Free and open to the public, YAS! Fest will be the largest celebration of young artists in Chicago history, with the works of hundreds of creative youth showcased in dozens of events throughout the Millennium Park Campus. Chicago favorite DJ Mike P will host and DJ as part of the mainstage program at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Upcoming Event
Sep 25

Wordplay

6pm-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Chicago's longest running youth-led open mic. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic

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About Young Chicago Authors

Young Chicago Authors transforms the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education.