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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Led by Molia Dumbleton. 5 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Flash fiction is an explosive genre of very (and sometimes very, VERY) short stories. In this course, we will mine our minds, our histories, our surroundings, and the Newberry Library’s rich archives for material fit for fiction…
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Led by Esther Hershenhorn. 6 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Are you eager to revise your current picture book manuscript to prepare it for submission? This workshop will provide writers the opportunity to continue to learn and hone their craft via the workshopping of shared manuscripts. This seminar is for those who already have a manuscript and have taken a previous picture book writing course.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Led by Linda Miller. 1 session, 10 am - 2 pm.
Who is telling your story? Through whose eyes and minds do readers experience it? These questions relate to point of view and influence the writing process. Whether you write fiction or creative nonfiction, you have point of view options beyond “I.”
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Led by Beatriz Gartler. 5 sessions, 10 am - noon.
This seminar has been cancelled.
Poetry comes in many forms, with different numbers of lines, rhyme schemes, and lengths of verses, and so forth. In this class we will read, discuss, and practice some of the better known forms, including sonnets, odes, and villanelles.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Led by Carol LaChapelle. 4 sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
The news is no longer new: the boomer generation (those between the ages of 53 and 71) has changed the way we age. Not only are boomers living longer than any previous generation, but they are doing so more productively and in better health…
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Led by Colleen Delegan-Sichrovsky. 3 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
In this creative writing workshop, we will advance our writing skills through thoughtful analysis of plot, structure, character, and voice…