WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, poets 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.

Some of the illest up-and-coming artists in Chicago have hung out and performed at WordPlay, including Chance The Rapper, Jamila Woods, Mick Jenkins, No-Name Gypsy, Saba, Nico Segal, and many others!

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WordPlay @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee #2 / Chicago, IL 60642

EVERY TUESDAY
Workshop @ 6pm
Open Mic @ 7pm*
Featured Artist @ 8:15pm

*Open Mic slots fill up fast -- if you’d like to perform, we recommend arriving for the Workshop @ 6pm.

Featured Event
Jan 8

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
Jan 12

Open Gallery Hours

12pm-4pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

YCA's galleries on the first floor feature artwork by a rotating ensemble of Chicago's top visual artists. Join us during open gallery hours to check out the art. Artwork and books will be available for sale.

Upcoming Event
Jan 15

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
Jan 19

Open Gallery Hours

12pm-4pm @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

YCA's galleries on the first floor feature artwork by a rotating ensemble of Chicago's top visual artists. Join us during open gallery hours to check out the art. Artwork and books will be available for sale.