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Young Chicago Authors is encouraging Chicago’s youth to engage in storytelling to express themselves with poetry and performance.

Kevin Bacon at a Young Chicago Authors event on Thursday.

We hear from actor Kevin Bacon about helping out a group of young Chicago authors known as the Bomb Squad.

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

Young poets and storytellers compete this week at the Louder Than a Bomb festival. We talk to the co-founder of the fest and one of its stars.