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Upcoming Writing Workshops

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, visit Programs and Events and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting September 13, 2016
Tuesdays, September 13 - November 1
Led by Douglas Post
Seminar Description Designed for beginning playwrights as well as for writers of other media, this seminar emphasizes what makes a scene work, how to develop character through dialogue and action, and how to think in theatrical terms. Weekly writing...
Starting September 17, 2016
Saturdays, September 17 - November 19
Led by Valerie Wallace
Seminar Description This 10-week workshop will encourage the exploration of Chicago’s cultures, arts, history, and current events through city excursions (optional), in-class writing exercises, and assignments. Attention will be given to the craft...
Starting September 24, 2016
Saturdays, September 24 - November 12
Led by Debra Bruce
Seminar Description Although one challenge for poets can be the proverbial blank page, more often the more prominent difficulty is what’s already on the page and what to do with it. This workshop is the place to bring your rough drafts and word-mess...
Starting September 28, 2016
Wednesdays, September 28 - November 9
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Esther Hershenhorn
Seminar Description This workshop focuses on how to create and write a successful children’s picture book that connects with both young readers and today’s ever-changing marketplace. Participants’ manuscripts will be shared and discussed to...
Starting November 1, 2016
Tuesdays, November 1 - November 29
Led by Julie Benesh
Seminar Description November is National Novel Writing Month, wherein writers challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Join us for a place to check-in, gain support, and share tips to make it to the end. One hour per week will...