Upcoming Writing Workshops | Newberry

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Starting March 7, 2020
Saturday, March 7
This seminar is full. Call or email be added to the waitlist.
Led by Esther Hershenhorn. One session. 10 - 4 pm.
***This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org or call 312-255-3700 to be added to the waitlist.*** Seminar Description Hoping to realize your dream of writing a children’s book? Anxious to learn what to do once you write...
Starting March 7, 2020
Saturdays, March 7 - March 28
Led by Matthew Nickerson. Four sessions. 1 - 3 pm.
Seminar Description Family stories are the building blocks of history—so let’s start building! Participants in this seminar will learn to use interviews, archives, newspapers, history books, and images to discover their ancestors’ secrets. By the...
Starting March 10, 2020
Tuesdays, March 10 - April 14
This seminar is full. Call or email be added to the waitlist.
Led by Mary Wisniewski. Six sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm.
***This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org or call 312-255-3700 to be added to the waitlist.*** Seminar Description A personal journal can be a secret record, for the author’s eyes only. But it can also be a “test...
Starting March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26
Led by Maggie Queeney. One session. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Seminar Description In this poetry discussion and writing workshop, we celebrate the art of poet and photojournalist Jun Fujita. After exploring the exhibition Jun Fujita: American Visionary, we will discuss the tanka, an ancient Japanese poetic...
Starting April 4, 2020
Saturday, April 4
This seminar is full. Call or email be added to the waitlist.
Led by Julie New Benesh. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
***This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org or call 312-255-3700 to be added to the waitlist.*** Seminar Description “Flash” literature is in, and so is memoir. Put them together, and you have micro–memoir! In this...