Breaking Rules, Breaking Through

Thursday, June 6, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, June 6 – July 18 (class will not meet July 4)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Brooke Bergan

Blocked? Bored? Want outside the box? Learn how contemporary writers in genres from poetry and theater to mystery novels and memoirs draw inspiration from experimentation. A continuation of the Elements of Creative Writing seminars, this workshop is open to all writers at all levels, whether or not they have taken the previous classes. Inventive assignments and lively discussions of participants’ work will give you the chance to break free of stale techniques, to be inspired by the experiments of others, and to get feedback on your own work.

Brooke Bergan has taught creative writing for more than twenty years and has published critically acclaimed poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and a mixed-genre theater piece. She has also edited several journals devoted to experimental writing.

Materials List
No materials required.

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.