Young Chicago Authors

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

Cultivating artistic voices, critical thinkers and civically engaged youth.

Overview

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

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YCA Events
Featured Event
Sep 21
Sep 21

YAS Fest 2019

11am-6pm @ Millenium Park

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) offers a FREE and open to the public, YAS! Fest – the second annual Youth Arts Showcase – is Chicago’s largest celebration of young artists and youth arts organizations, featuring creative work of musicians, actors, dancers, artists and more throughout Millennium Park. Teens and families will explore youth arts programs from across the city and enjoy a showcase of hundreds of outstanding young Chicago artists.

Upcoming Event
Sep 24
Sep 24

Wordplay

6-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, First Floor

WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, artists aged 12-25 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. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic

Upcoming Event
Oct 1
Oct 1

Wordplay

6-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, First Floor

WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, artists aged 12-25 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. 6pm Workshop / 7pm Open Mic

Upcoming Event
Oct 8
Oct 8

Wordplay

6-8:30pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave, First Floor

WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, artists aged 12-25 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. 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.