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Keeping it Lit for Young Chicago Authors

Young Chicago Authors may be short in years, but they are not lacking in creativity or, apparently, event planning skills. The organization will hold their Keeping It Lit Benefit tonight to raise money to keep young Chicagoans with pens, or let's face it, computers, in hand. Attendees will enjoy a screening of Louder Than a Bomb, a documentary by Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs about the world's largest high school poetry slam. Close to the mission of Young Chicago Authors, the documentary sets out to show the impact writing sometimes has on the lives of young people looking for an outlet. After the screening, author, reporter, and radio host Rick Kogan will moderate a discussion with filmmakers on the unheard ins and outs of making the film. The screening will begin at 6:30 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. The discussion will begin at 8:30 following post film refreshments. Tickets to this event cost $50 for regular admittance, and $25 for students and individuals who need financial assistance.

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