Just Added: Louder Than a Bomb Poets

Young Chicago Authors‘ Louder Than A Bomb poets will be presenting short pieces between on the Jazz on Jackson, Cricket Jazz and Heritage and Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions stages on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Poets include

Dominique James
Kush Thomas
Malcolm London
Sam Carroll
Steven Willis
Maurice Meaway
Nina Cooms
Brittani Blackrose Kapri

Young Chicago Authors in a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education. The poets you will hear from are members of YCA programs THE BOARD or previous participants in Louder Than A Bomb.

THE BOARD is a program serving young adults ages 18-24 allowing them to share opportunities in professional development, artistic development, and wellness through mentorship, events, and partnerships.  Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) is the city’s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, the largest of its kind in the world. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.

For more information please visit www.youngchicagoauthors.org

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