Calendar

E.g., 01/30/2015
E.g., 01/30/2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Reach Across the Truth to Find Her: Poetry Workshop

10 am - noon

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

From Li Po to Patricia Smith, from werewolves to Jesus to George Wallace to Janis Joplin, persona poetry (which inhabits a dramatic voice other than that of the writer) provides a means for expressing the unspoken, finding new corners of history, and retelling a tale. In this workshop we will read examples of persona poetry, explore our Newberry surroundings, and talk about…

Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Elements of Creative Writing: A Workshop

1 – 3 pm 

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

Seminar Description

Saturday, February 28, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Writing for the Theater

1 – 3 pm

Designed for beginning playwrights as well as for writers working in other forms, this seminar emphasizes what makes a scene successful, how to develop characters through dialogue and action, and how to think in theatrical terms. At the conclusion of the class, students will have a better understanding of how to write a dramatic, engaging scene.