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Open mic provides haven for teens to share their stories

by Rebecca LaFlure
Dec 06, 2012


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A poet performs at the Young Chicago Authors open mic Tuesday. The organization encourages young people to express themselves through creative writing and performance.

Behind a door above a fish shop on Milwaukee Avenue, a group of young poets meet at what they call their second home.


They are part of the Young Chicago Authors, a nonprofit that encourages teenagers to express themselves through creative writing and performance.

Every Tuesday night, the program hosts an open mic for young people to share their stories.