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E.g., 06/27/2015
E.g., 06/27/2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Sonnet: Not Just a Love Song

10 am – noon

The sonnet keeps showing up—in classrooms, on websites, and at weddings. Contemporary sonnets are colloquial, and their subjects include love (of course), dysfunctional families, racial violence, and many other topics. This writing workshop will explore the sonnet’s history through readings, and participants will learn how to pack their own sonnets with powerful words and…

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Me Write Funny One Day

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Must short stories be tragic and humorless to be moving? We restrict our writing if we think we can only achieve emotional resonance by being serious. You, too, can learn to “write funny” and your readers will thank you for it. The seminar format includes assigned readings, in- and out-of-class writing exercises, and discussion. For the first session, please bring an excerpt of any work...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Write Place: A Facilitated Children’s Book Writers Group

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.

Writers will have the opportunity to share their stories in a supportive, focused, and instructive environment. Facilitated discussions of participants’ manuscripts will highlight the writing process, story components, elements of narrative, revision, and a story’s marketability within today’s children’s book publishing world. Writers of all levels, all formats, and all genres will be offered...

Thursday, June 11, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Writing for the Theater

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Seminar Description

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Writing Poetry: The Visual and the Poetic

2 – 4 pm

In this poetry-writing workshop, we will explore the visual aspect of poetry and the use of found texts and images to create new work. Each week, we will discuss a specific concept or idea and write new poems based on writing exercises. In a supportive, encouraging atmosphere, we will discuss and share our work. The exercises will draw inspiration from concrete poetry…