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 19, 2015
Saturdays, September 19 - November 14 (class will not meet October 10)
Led by Brooke Bergan
Seminar Description Painters have color. Musicians have sound. Writers have words, which create colors, sounds, figures of speech, images, characters, conflicts, suspense, ideas, and plots. This writing workshop will explore the elements, methods,...
Starting September 19, 2015
Saturdays, September 19 - November 7
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 October 1, 2015
Thursdays, October 1 - December 3 (class will not meet November 26)
Led by Colleen Delegan
Seminar Description Have you ever said, “I have the perfect idea for a movie”? Now’s the time to stop talking and start writing. We will develop a working outline, log line, and perfect pitch for a screenplay based on the industry-accepted...
Starting October 7, 2015
Wednesdays, October 7 – November 11
This class is full and online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to be placed on the waiting list.
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...