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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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E.g., 01/26/2021
E.g., 01/26/2021
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Led by Mary Wisniewski. Six sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
A personal journal can be a secret record, for the author’s eyes only. But it can also be a “test kitchen” for trying out new ideas and ways of writing. This seminar will provide exercises and inspiration for those interested in developing and maintaining a creative journaling habit.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Led by Julie Benesh. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
“Flash” literature is in, and so is memoir. Put them together, and you have micro–memoir! In this seminar, we will use the appreciative reading of published micro–memoirs as a jumping off point for you to write your own micro–memoirs.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Led by Esther Hershenhorn. Seven sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
This workshop focuses on how to create and write a successful children’s picture book that will connect with today’s young readers and our ever-changing marketplace. Participants’ manuscripts will be shared and discussed to highlight the variety of picture books and structures...
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Led by Mark Larson. Five sessions. 2 - 4 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
Learn about the practice of oral history by capturing forever a story you think is important for future generations to hear in the words and voices of those who lived it. By the third session, participants in this workshop will be on their way toward creating their own oral history.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Led by Matthew Nickerson. Four sessions. 1 - 3 pm.
Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.
Family stories are the building blocks of history—so let’s start building! Participants in this seminar will learn to use interviews, archives, newspapers, history books, and images to discover their ancestors’ secrets.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Led by Anca Szilágyi. One session. 9 am - 12 pm
Food wields tremendous power, in life and in fiction. In this one-day workshop, we’ll explore ways to use food to create mood, advance plot, develop characters, and enrich stories.