Writing Teachers Collective
11am-1pm @ Young Chicago Authors
1180 N. Milwaukee, First Floor Gallery
This space gives educators, aspiring teaching artists, community organizers, and anyone interested in cultivating poetry culture opportunities to participate in workshops and gain access to tools. If you’re looking to learn more about forming an LTAB team we encourage you to join us.
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.
6-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors
1180 N. Milwaukee, First Floor
WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, artists aged 12-25 come through Young Chicago Authors to participate in a writing workshop, perform their original work, and listen to music and poetry by artists of all genre and skill level. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic