Registration

LTAB 2018 Registration

Register here for LTAB 2018 if you are a Team from a High School/Middle School/Community Organization, a High School Individual Poet (a.k.a. Indy Poet), or a College Individual Poet.

Complete STEP 1: SIGN-UP (basic contact info and scheduling availability for Preliminary Bouts) as soon as possible to ensure priority scheduling and a reduced registration fee.

STEP 2: PAYMENT and STEP 3: TEAM ROSTER are not due until February 9th, 2018, and can be filled out at a later date.

Scholarships and sliding scale registration fees are available; please contact Director of Programs, Kesha Daniels-Rush, at kesha@youngchicagoauthors.org to apply.


LTAB TEAMS (High School, Middle School, or Community Organization):

Teams must have a minimum of 4 poets (and can have a maximum of 10 members) in order to compete in LTAB.

STEP 1: SIGN-UP (Click here to Sign-Up)

This step provides Young Chicago Authors with basic contact info for your team's Primary Adult Contact, school/sponsoring organization, and scheduling availability for two Preliminary Bouts (February 21 - March 3, 2018). It should take less than five minutes to complete.

STEP 2: PAYMENT

Early Bird Registration Fee: $150 (December 1-31, 2017)

Regular Registration Fee: $200 (January 1-31, 2018)

Late Registration Fee: $250 (February 1-9, 2018)

To view payment options, see PAYMENT OPTIONS at the bottom of this page. The last day to complete payment for LTAB 2018 is Friday, February 9, 2018.

STEP 3: TEAM ROSTER (Click here to fill out your Team Roster)

This step provides YCA with names, contact info, and T-shirt sizes for each participating poet and should take about 15 minutes to complete. The last day to turn in your Team Roster is Friday, February 9, 2018.


LTAB HIGH SCHOOL INDY POETS:

Since teams require a minimum of 4 poets to compete, 1-3 poets per high school, middle school, or community organization may compete in LTAB as Individual (a.k.a. Indy) Poets. All Indy Poets require a sponsoring adult who will accompany the poet to each bout.

STEP 1: SIGN-UP (Click here to Sign-Up)

This step provides YCA with basic poet and Primary Adult contact info and scheduling availability for two Preliminary Bouts (February 21 - March 3, 2018). It should take less than five minutes to complete.

STEP 2: PAYMENT

Early Bird Registration Fee: $20 (December 1-31, 2017)

Regular Registration Fee: $30 (January 1-31, 2018)

Late Registration Fee: $40 (February 1-9, 2018)

To view payment options, see PAYMENT OPTIONS at the bottom of this page. The last day to complete payment for LTAB 2017 is Friday, February 9, 2018.


LTAB UNIVERSITY (College-Aged Poets):

LTAB University is YCA’s weekend college slam, which will be held from March 9-10, 2018, in Chicago. LTAB U poets need not be enrolled in college to compete. They must be 18-25 years old at the time of the slam, or enrolled in college.

STEP 1: SIGN UP (Click here to Sign-Up)

This step provides YCA with basic poet contact info and takes less than five minutes to complete. All LTAB U poets must be available for the entirety of the slam (March 9-10, 2018).

STEP 2: PAYMENT

Early Bird Registration Fee: $20 (December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018)

Regular Registration Fee: $30 (February 1 - March 1, 2018)

To view payment options, see PAYMENT OPTIONS at the bottom of this page. The last day to complete payment for LTAB 2018 is Thursday, March 1, 2018.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

PAY ONLINE

To pay with a credit card online, please go here. Please make sure to note the school and/or Indy Poet(s) you are paying for and to include a working email address.

PAY VIA PHONE

YCA accepts credit card payment over the phone at (773) 486-4331. Please call during the week from 10AM-5PM and ask for either Alissa Goldwasser or Bayana Davis.

PAY VIA CHECK/MONEY ORDER

All checks/money orders should be made out to Young Chicago Authors. Please note the school/organization/Indy Poet name and “LTAB Team,” “LTAB Indy Poet,” or “LTAB U,” in the memo line. No Cash, please.

SEND PAYMENT TO:

Young Chicago Authors c/o Alissa Goldwasser/LTAB
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60642
FEIN #36-3772997 CPS Vendor #78715
Phone (773) 486-4331

INVOICES, RECEIPTS and PURCHASE ORDERS

Invoices, receipts, and purchase orders are available upon request. Please email YCA’s bookkeeper Lynna Tyler at lynna@youngchicagoauthors.org with “LTAB 2018 Invoice/Receipt/P.O. Request” in the subject line, and include the school/organization name and amount to be paid in the body of the email.

SCHOLARSHIPS and SLIDING SCALE PAYMENTS

Scholarships and sliding scale payments are available on a need basis. Please contact Director of Programs, Kesha Daniels-Rush, for more information.

Questions about registering for LTAB 2018? Please contact Festival Coordinator Bayana Davis at bayana@youngchicagoauthors.org.

Questions about competing in LTAB 2018? Please contact the LTAB Slam Masters at slammaster@youngchicagoauthors.org.

Please contact Festival Coordinator Bayana Davis at bayana/at/youngchicagoauthors.org.