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
Apr 27

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
Apr 27

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
Apr 27
Apr 27

FORMS OF REST by Jeremy and Farrah

Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave.

FORMS OF REST
Forms of Rest is a body of work based on creating a practice where we carve out time to shut down all the demands, noise, and bright screens in order to focus on an exercise that renews our eyes and mind. Every brush stroke, every shape, and every form are decisive efforts of rest. Each element can be seen stacked, paired, repeated, or juxtaposed with other elements to create a visual narrative of our emotions or mental state.

Upcoming Event
Apr 30

Wordplay

6pm-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1187 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.