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The Poet: Level 2

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Complete the 4 steps in Level 2 to earn the Young Author: Poet 2 badge and unlock the opportunity to publish your work in YAP Mag.

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100 Level - No experience necessary

The What: 

As a developing writer, it is important to find and participate in a community that shares your interest and passion for writing.

The Challenge: 

1.  Check the list of upcoming writing events such as festivals, open mics, and readings.

2.  Attend an event where poetry is being read or performed.

3.  Take notes on what you observe about the poets reading/performance style and the types of poems they are reading/performing.

4.  Write a response that describes your experience and what you observed.


Submit your response as a blogpost. (Add a picture/video if you are able to capture one.)


FLOW: Every Wednesday, YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 400 S. State Street, (312) 747-5260

Word Play: Tuesdays, Young Chicago Authors, 1180 N. Milwaukee

Lyric Lagoon: Tuesdays, 119 E. Garfield Blvd., (773) 372-7045

ChiTeen Lit Fest

Poems While You Wait

Louder Than A Bomb

Poetry Foundation

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