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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 February 23, 2016
Tuesdays, February 23 - April 12
Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700.
Led by Kate Ingold
Seminar Description In this poetry-writing workshop, we will explore the visual aspect of poetry and the use of found texts and images to create new work. Each week, we will discuss a specific concept or idea and write new poems based on writing...
Starting February 24, 2016
Wednesdays, February 24 - April 13
Led by Kate Ingold
Seminar Description In this poetry workshop, we will read, discuss, and write long(ish) poems: poems of at least three pages in length that may be sectional or continuous, theme-centric, or conceptual. Each week, we will look at twentieth- and...
Starting March 5, 2016
This seminar is full. Please call for waitlist.
Led by Esther Hershenhorn
Seminar Description Still dreaming of writing a children’s book someday? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This workshop introduces newcomers to today’s world of children’s book publishing and offers rules of the road and shortcuts for...
Starting March 5, 2016
Saturdays, March 5 - April 30 (class will not meet March 19)
Led by Douglas Post
Seminar Description Designed for beginning playwrights as well as 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 March 17, 2016
Thursdays, March 17 - April 21
Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700.
Led by Beatriz Badikian-Gartler
Seminar Description Our stories are based on our own experiences. In this self-paced workshop, we will learn about the important choices we make in telling them. The instructor will provide guidelines and suggestions on finding stories within the...
Starting April 7, 2016
Thursdays, April 7 - April 28
Colleen Delegan
In this four session course, we will continue to work on character development, analyze student’s written work and give valuable feedback to each participant to help them advance their projects. Please note that this class is for students who...