What We Do for Schools, Colleges and Universities, Community Partners:

Book YCA

WORKSHOP – One hour-long workshop with a member of YCA’s Teaching Artist Corps. Students can expect a process of creative self-discovery and identity-building, rooted in the Young Chicago Authors’ pedagogy and the poetics of the everyday.

RESIDENCY – A fully immersive residency with one or multiple YCA Teaching Artist/s that can last anywhere from one full day of classes to a longer term residency and can be designed to meet the needs of your school or classroom.

ASSEMBLY – A one-hour all-school assembly that energizes and ignites students around the principles and practices of Rooted & Radical, YCA’s acclaimed youth poetry festival. Assemblies feature one dynamic host, a DJ, and two to three performances from past participants in the festival.


KEYNOTE – A keynote-style speech that outlines YCA’s approach to radical inclusion, artistic-based organizing principles, and the insistence that young people’s stories are one that deserve to be heard.


We are available for specialized booking arrangements, which can be made by emailing booking@youngchicagoauthors.org and/or filling out the form below.