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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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E.g., 06/26/2019
E.g., 06/26/2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Led by Mary Wisniewski. Seven sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm
A personal journal can be many things, from a confessional and a historic record to an experimental space for testing out new ideas and new ways of writing. Perhaps most importantly, a journal can provide a place for privacy and reflection in an increasingly chaotic world. This seminar will provide exercises and inspiration…
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Led by Linda Downing Miller. Six sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm
As a form of creative nonfiction, the personal essay is versatile, varied, and significantly different from the five-paragraph essay many people practiced in school. The word “essay” is derived from the French word “essayer”—“to try”—and it’s the spirit of exploration and experimentation that makes the personal essay so rewarding to write and read…
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Led by Esther Hershenhorn. Four sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Eager to revise your current picture book manuscript to ready it for submission? This instructor-led mini-workshopping seminar will let writers share their manuscripts with each other, enabling participants to hone their craft and finalize their work with the help of fellow writers…