Due to the state-wide COVID-19 quarantine Young Chicago Authors has suspended all in-person programming. Please see our calendar for our virtual program offerings.

Calling all educators, aspiring educators (18 yrs or older), national partners + community organizers in the city of Chicago and beyond. Registration is now OPEN for our Write to the City week-long writing intensive summer camp, July 13 - 17!

Write to the City is normally a fee based program; however, this year we are offering the camp for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Priority registration is given to Chicago Residents, CPS Students + Teachers, 2020 high school graduates, LTAB Team + Indy Finalists, YCA Ed Partnership students + teachers, and lastly, community activists and organizers.

Click the link below to REGISTER. Registration ends on Friday, July 10th, at 5PM.


Approximately 100 young writers & educators from all corners of the city and across the country come together for one week of writing and other art forms. We focus on building community and developing a body of work via workshops led by world-class poets and artists:

Master Classes will be taught by Jamila Woods | Josè Olivarez | Kevin Coval | Idris Goodwin | Tarfia Faizullah

Special Teach-Ins + Workshops by Dr. Kim Parker | Tonika Johnson | Maya Marshall and more


Click the link to submit your registration. If you have questions, please reach out to our Director of Programming, Ana Wright at ana@youngchicagoauthors.org.

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