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
Oct 16

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

Upcoming Event
Oct 20

Check The Method

1pm-3pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Get serious about your craft at this Poetry Writing Workshop with YCA's lead artists.

Upcoming Event
Oct 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
Oct 20

Lit and Luz Festival: The Live Magazine Show

6pm @ The Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Experience Live Magazine Show, the concluding celebration of the Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art. Each year, the Lit & Luz program supports the creation of new collaborative artworks between writers, visual artists, and musicians from Chicago and Mexico. In the months leading up to the festival, teams of participating artists from the two cities work remotely to co-create a performance incorporating their respective mediums. The pieces are presented during the festival in both Spanish and English and they often explore the relationship between the languages, art forms, and cultures of the United States and Mexico. This iteration is presented in Spanish and English. Featuring: José Olivarez + Jimena González Kristiana Rae Colón + Edgar Cobián Edgar Garcia + Mariana Deball Castillo Emilio Rojas + Natalia Toledo Daniel Kraus + Fernanda Melchor Bill MacKay + Julián Herbert

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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.