Starting September 13, 2016
Tuesdays, September 13 - November 1
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
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
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
Led by Esther Hershenhorn
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
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...