Staceyann Chin headlines Young Chicago Authors Event | Bleader

Staceyann Chin headlines Young Chicago Authors Event


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Spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin, coauthor and original cast member of the Tony-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, will give the keynote address at the Young Chicago Authors'  conference "Intersections: What's the Big Idea?"

The event, aimed at high school and college students and their teachers, focuses on the role of literature on both stage and page.

Other notable participants include Ceasar McDowell, Patrick Rosal, Sonya Renee Taylor, Kevin Coval, Tara Betts, and Nikki Patin. Workshop topics include "Breakbeat Aesthetics," "Third-World Poetics," and "Performance 101." The conference also celebrates the release of YCA's literary magazine Say What.

Fri 2/20, 8:30 AM-3 PM, Columbia College's Film Row, 1104 S. Wabash. Pre-registration, which is strongly encouraged, closes Mon, 2/16. Contact Cristina at Young Chicago Authors, 773-486-4331,

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