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Young Chicago Authors

WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every other Tuesday night, poets aged 12-25 come through Young Chicago Authors to participate in a writing workshop, perform their original work, and listen to music and poetry by artists of all genre and skill level.

Some of the illest up-and-coming artists in Chicago have hung out and performed at WordPlay, including Chance The Rapper, Jamila Woods, Mick Jenkins, No Name, Saba, Nico Segal, and many others.

Wordplay starts off with a free writing workshop at 6pm follow by an open mic and featured guest artist at 7pm. Sign up is in person.

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Age: 12—25
Cost: FREE
Type: In Person

Date + Time

Date(s): 06/25/2024 - 06/25/2024

Days: Tue (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)

Registration deadline: n/a


Asia Calcagno




1180 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago,IL 60642

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