Young Chicago Authors

Cultivating young voices through writing, publication, and performance education.

Cultivating artistic voices, critical thinkers and civically engaged youth.

Overview

Bring YCA To Your School

To book a YCA Teaching Artist, please email booking/at/youngchicagoauthors.org.

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Calendar

YCA Events
Featured Event
Jun 18

Wordplay

6pm-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1194 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Chicago's longest running youth-led open mic. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic

Upcoming Event
Jun 19
Jun 19

Creator Makers Open Mic

5:30-7:30pm @ Leo Burnett

35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Young Chicago Authors in collaboration with Leo Burnett are offering a creative and open environment for Chicago youth to showcase their creativity amongst industry creatives/professionals.

Sign up to participate in the open mic presented by Shades and True Social! Slots are limited.

Each performance should not exceed 3 mins and adhere to YCA safe space rules.

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Upcoming Event
Jun 25

Wordplay

6pm-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1195 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Chicago's longest running youth-led open mic. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic

Upcoming Event
Jun 28
Jun 28

Bittersweet x YCA Showcase and Screening

Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave First Flr.

Young Chicago Authors and Bittersweet Monthly present a showcase and screening celebrating the work of YCA. We invite you to join us Friday, June 28th from 6-9pm. The event will include a photo gallery, performances from Jay Post, Matt Muse, Emon Lauren, Taisaun Levi and Semira Truth! Light refreshments provided.

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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.