Programs and Events | Newberry

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., 10/24/2021
E.g., 10/24/2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Led by Jill Howe.
Virtual
Beginning to advanced students are welcome in this intimate workshop examining vulnerability, personal storytelling, performance, and craft. Along with the art, science, and psychology of vulnerability as it relates to the art of storytelling, participants will learn the elements of good stories, how to mine our lives for resonant tales, and how to shape them for the page and stage
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Led by Anca Szilágyi.
Virtual
This class uses visual art as a springboard for new prose writing. Exercises, readings, and discussions will cover process, character, story, and landscape (internal and external). Students will lightly workshop one short story or essay, gaining feedback from classmates and the instructor
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Led by Cindy Juyoung Ok.
Virtual (Full - Register for Waitlist on Learning Stream)
This course focuses on the genre of the short story, with readings ranging in style and scope. We will share responses to a variety of in-class prompts, read a selection of published contemporary stories, and workshop one story from each writer intensively.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Led by Esther Hershenhorn.
Virtual (Full - Register for Waitlist on Learning Stream)
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.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Led by Julie Ellen Benesh.
Virtual
This workshop will help us improve the quality of our attention to our dreams and inform us of the many ways our dreams can feed our writing. Through reading others’ dreamy and dream-ish works and writing and sharing our own, we will explore the numerous ways that dreams can inspire our creative writing.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Led by Jill Howe.
Virtual
Beginning to advanced students are welcome in this intimate workshop examining vulnerability, personal storytelling, performance, and craft. Along with the art, science, and psychology of vulnerability as it relates to the art of storytelling, participants will learn the elements of good stories, how to mine our lives for resonant tales, and how to shape them for the page and stage
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Led by Toby Altman.
Virtual
This workshop is designed to get you thinking about new ways to write poetry. Over the course of the seminar, we’ll encounter a range of methods for writing poems—some experimental, some traditional.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Led by Amy Cook.
Virtual
You’ve tackled the creative aspect of your writing; now be sure you’re business-savvy. In this seminar, we’ll discuss how to get your work in front of editors, protecting your work and to what extent you can use the work of others, and how to understand and negotiate a publishing contract