Due to the state-wide COVID-19 quarantine Young Chicago Authors has suspended all in-person programming. Please see our calendar for our virtual program offerings.

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Louder Than A Bomb 2020

The 20th anniversary of Louder Than A Bomb, the world's largest youth poetry festival, is going virtual!

We are excited to continue to honor and celebrate the brilliant poets from across Chicago! This year, not only are we sharing with our local communities, but the world. We'll be streaming the Indy and Team finals at YouTube Live and/or right here at this space!

Updated LTAB Schedule (all times CST):

Indy Finals: Thursday, April 30, 6 - 8 PM

Team Finals: Saturday, May 2, 6 - 9 PM

LTAB University: Dates TBD (Please check back for updates)

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