In addition to curating a full slate of year-round educational arts programming and the annual Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival, Young Chicago Authors collaborates with multiple arts institutions and community organizations in Chicago and across the country on special one-off performance events featuring YCA staff and associate artists, including the current and recent projects listed below.
Emcee Wreckshop (Rap)
Are you an aspiring musician and rapper looking for a space to develop and present your work?
Check the Method (Poetry)
Check The Method offers rigorous instruction in poetry and hip-hop spoken word to the most dedicated young writers in the city.
Writing Teachers Collective
The Writing Teachers Collective is a space to bridge the gap between classroom teachers, mentors, and teaching artists.
Queeriosity is a free monthly poetry salon for LBGTQ and questioning youth aged 12-25 to explore the world through a queer lens.