Affiliate Organizations


Young Chicago Authors – Young Chicago Authors (YCA) creates a culture that transforms the lives of young people and their communities by bringing together participants through writing, publication, and performance education for civic discourse and community celebration.

BlackGirlInOm – Black Girl In Om promotes holistic wellness and inner beauty for women of color. Through our online publication and pop-up yoga and holistic wellness experiences, we encourage self-care and self-love for communities of color.

Chicago Slam Works – We produce literary & poetry events in Chicago and abroad, bringing together audiences and artists to promote performance poetry.

Sacred Sounds – Tampa Bay poetry slam and variety show venue.

Real Talk – Legendary Chicago variety show and collective.