Open Workshops

Open Workshops

Programs

Check the Method

Check the Method

Check The Method offers rigorous instruction in poetry and hip-hop spoken word to the most dedicated young writers in the city.

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Chicago Beat

Chicago Beat

Chicago Beat is an intensive program designed to educate and empower the next generation of journalists.

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Emcee Wreckshop

Emcee Wreckshop

Emcee Wreckshop brings together rappers from all over the city for a weekly workshop taught by local rappers.

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Queeriosity

Queeriosity

Queeriosity is a monthly literary arts and performance salon that creates a safe space for LBGTQ and questioning youth, aged 12-25, to explore the world through a queer lens.

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Young Chicago Authors specializes in collaborating with organizations to bring young artists to new audiences in fresh and unique ways. If you’re interested in commissioning YCA poets or bringing our artists to your organization, please contact booking/at/youngchicagoauthors.org.

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