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The Lesson

The Lesson 7/26/2017

Welcome to The Lesson. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a writing prompt to help you write. If you choose to write, please tag us on social media: @youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram. Today’s writing prompt is pulled from The 92Y’s A New Colossus series. #ANewColossus Read: The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus…
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The Lesson 7/19/2017

Today is Wednesday, July 19th, and we have a brand new writing prompt for you. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a writing prompt to help you write. If you choose to write, please tag us on social media: @youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram.    Today’s writing prompt will help you build strong…
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The Lesson 7/5/2017

Today is Wednesday, July 5th, and we have a brand new writing prompt for you today. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a writing prompt to help you write. If you choose to write, please tag us on social media: @youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram. Today’s prompt features work from Nikki Giovanni. Today’s…
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The Lesson 6/28/2017

Hello YCA Fam, Today is Wednesday, June 14th, and we have two prompts for you today. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a writing prompt to help you write. If you choose to write, please tag us on social media: @youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram. Today’s prompt features work from Gwendolyn Brooks. Today’s…
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The Lesson 6/14/2017

Hello YCA Fam,  Today is Wednesday, June 14th, and we have two prompts for you today. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a writing prompt to help you write. If you choose to write, please tag us on social media: @youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram. Today’s prompt features work from Jamaica Kincaid, Cortney…
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The Lesson: 6/7/2017

Hello YCA Fam,  Today is Wednesday, June 7th, AND it is also Gwendolyn Brooks’s Birthday! Gwendolyn Brooks is so important to the work we do at YCA. We strive to honor her commitment to craft and community at all times. What better way to celebrate than by writing a poem today? As you know, every…
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The Lesson: 5/31/2017

Hello YCA Fam, And welcome to the weekly blog we call the Lesson! Every Wednesday we will invite you to express yourselves by making lists, responding to prompts, and reading texts. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshops, Check The Methodand Wordplay. If you write poems…
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The Lesson: 5/24/2017

Hello YCA Fam, And welcome to the new weekly blog we call The Lesson! From this Wednesday forward we invite you to express yourselves. Every week we will be sharing a writing prompt from either Check The Method or Wordplay. These workshops are developed  If you write poems to these prompts or have thoughts on…
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