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Upcoming Writing Workshops

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.
Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Children's Book World
Led by Esther Hershenhorn

Seminar Description

Still wanting to realize your dream of writing a children’s book someday? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This seminar introduces newcomers to today’s world of children’s book publishing—the markets, the genres, the formats, the audience niches, the publishing venues—and offers a few rules of the road for navigating the craft...


Starting: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tuesdays, March 31 – April 21
Writing the Hero’s Journey
Led by Colleen Delegan

Seminar Description

Good stories resonate deeply within our psyche: they make us laugh, cry, shriek, blush, or howl. But how do writers successfully develop the unforgettable characters that elicit these responses? One way is by learning how to construct character arcs and the hero’s journey through the plot. Using excerpts from Joseph Campbell,...


Starting: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Thursdays, April 2 - May 7
The Elusive Muse: Journaling Your Way To Better Writing
Led by Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

Seminar Description

There are days when we are confounded by writer’s block, but that does not mean that we must submit to it. Practice leads to proficiency: the more we write, the better our writing becomes. One easy and creative way to commit to writing and produce better work is to keep a journal. This class will show you how to use journaling...