7-9:30pm @ DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
The top 8 individual poets advance to the final round of our slam-style poetry competition. Join us for an evening of poetry by Chicago’s emerging literary talent from all corners of the city. Featuring a special half time performance from guest artist.
WINTER BLOCK PARTY 2020: WE THE PEOPLE
12-10pm @ Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Winter Block Party is back! Join Vocalo, Young Chicago Authors and WBEZ for Winter Block Party2020: We The People.
Winter Block Party celebrates hip hop’s ability to connect people across generations and highlights the multifaceted culture of Chicago hip hop through a variety of media – dance, poetry, music and live art.
The takeover starts at noon in Metro and Smartbar, guests can take part in the fun including a dance workshop, face painting, rap and break-dance battles, pop-up barber shop, turntable showcase, local artist market and much more. The event is free and features a live Vocalo Radio broadcast.
This year’s theme celebrates the power of community. Through programming we aim to inspire attendees to learn more about civic engagement opportunities in their communities.
Check The Method
1-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, Second Floor Library
Check The Method offers rigorous instruction in poetry and hip-hop spoken word to the most dedicated young writers in the city.Taught by YCA's Teaching Artist Corps, Check The Method is Chicago's premier writing workshop for 14-25 year olds. Come learn how to find inspiration in your daily life, write poems, and craft performances.
4-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, First Floor Gallery
Are you an aspiring musician and rapper looking for a space to develop and present your work? The session begins with a workshop taught by local rappers Add-2 and Defcee, in which students will study an exemplary work, write new material, and finally, exchange pens for microphones, taking to YCA’s stage in a performative cypher.