Young Chicago Authors
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., Floor 2
Young Chicago Authors (YCA) transforms the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education.
Young Chicago Authors was a 2016 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. YCA serves more than 10,000 young people annually through its creative writing programs. The organization’s annual poetry festival, Louder Than A Bomb, drew audiences of more than 12,000 in 2016.
Young Chicago Authors offers free writing workshops for youth age 13 to 23 on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. Check youngchicagoauthors.org for the current schedule. YCA also offers school residencies and engagements with its teaching artists. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.