Bob Boone

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Young Chicago Authors

Young Chicago Authors encourages self-expression and literacy through creative writing, performance and publication. YCA provides student-centered, artist-led workshops free to youth ages 13-19 in schools and communities. Our process emphasizes artistic development, mentorship, and creating safe spaces where a young person's life matters. We believe that through their words, young people can promote tolerance and remove barriers to transform their lives and society.

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
phone (773) 486-4331
fax (773) 486-0326)

About Say What

Say What is developed, written and edited by a group of 12 diverse teens, aka the student editorial board, which meets weekly to shape the content for the magazine. An annual publication, Say What is distributed each fall to Chicago schools and community youth organizations. With a readership of over 20,000, Say What delivers on the scale of many larger magazines in both production quality and content. Past issues have included interviews with such notables as Ira Glass, host of "This American Life," Li Young Li and a host of others. Exceeding common expectations of youth publications, it has established itself as an indispensable resource for emerging writers and all of those who are interested in the lives and creative expression of young people.

To find out how you or your students can be a part of this great publication, or to order a classroom set of 30 magazines or individual copies, email Natasha at

View Previous Issue Covers and Tables of Contents

  • Spring 2008
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  • Spring 2006
  • Spring 2005
  • Spring 2004
  • Spring 2003
  • Spring 2002

    Young Chicago Authors Year in Review

    Click here to read the 2008 Year in Review.

  • Moe's Cafe
    Forty-eight decidedly different creative writing prompts for developing writers.

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    The meteoric life of one of baseball's first superstars: Hack Wilson

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    Inside Job: A Life of Teaching
    An enlightening and entertaining story of Bob Boone's education as a teacher.

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