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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Featured Event
Oct 22
Oct 22

Wordplay

6:00-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, First Floor

WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, artists 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.

Each week features a guest artists! Workshop starts at 6pm!

Upcoming Event
Oct 26
Oct 26

Check The Method

1-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

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.

Upcoming Event
Oct 26
Oct 26

Emcee Wreckshop

4-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL

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.

Upcoming Event
Oct 29
Oct 29

Wordplay

6:00-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, First Floor

WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, artists 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.

Each week features a guest artists! Workshop starts at 6pm!

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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.