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
Jan 20

Check the Method

1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Kevin Coval teaches The Poetics of Place: celebrating, documenting & portraiting the place you are from. a rich examination of the block & hood(s) you live in & how to locate & elevate the narratives, images & ephemera to make art out of the every day.

Upcoming Event
Jan 20

Emcee Wreckshop

4pm-6pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Write and record your bars at this Hip Hop Writing Workshop, led by Chicago rappers Add-2 and Defcee.

Upcoming Event
Jan 20

Patricia Smith Regional Slam

11am-4pm @ Michele Clark High School

5101 W. Harrison Street

LTAB Regional Slams are opportunities for schools to build relationships with their neighbors, and for students to get practice before the beginning of #LTAB2018

Upcoming Event
Jan 23

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.