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Business Writing with Positive Impact

at Training Connection - The Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610, Chicago, Illinois 60606

Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements.  This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately. Learning Objectives Proper use...

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Experiments in Writing

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop
112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Especially useful for overcoming writer’s block, this course explores the surprising potential of a playful union between fixed rules and imaginative writing. This workshop invites participants into the strange and meticulous world of constraint-based writing.  We take as our entry point a group of French writers and mathematicians called the...


5 sessions

Thursday May 31st, 6pm

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Screenwriting for Playwrights

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Have a play you feel might work well as a movie?  Or a story idea that you can’t seem to make work as a play? This weekend workshop offers an intensive, nuts and bolts study of the essentials of writing for film. First we will explore the similarities and differences between the mediums of stage, film, and TV. We will dive deep into how to...


2 sessions

Saturday Jun 2nd, 10am

Essentials 1: The Core

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

The first step in our series of classes geared at teaching students the main tools of theatrical storytelling: Essentials 1, 2, and 3. Each course builds on the last, giving playwrights a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their writing technique.     In the first of the series, Essentials 1: The...


6 sessions

Sunday May 27th, 2pm

Business Case Writing

at Knowledgehut

Corporate strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing the best solution in the workplace. Success factors however, rely upon basing the solution on the right requirements, drawn from a sound and robust Business Case. A well crafted business case document outlines the rationale for undertaking a business project. It should be a formal,...

Advanced Writing Skills

at Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc - Near West Side
1016 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

This course is designed for those with a desire to enhance their writing skills. Course Benefits: Participants will learn and discover the secret to effective business writing and crafting messages that others want to read and act on. Participants will learn how to: Make their writing clear, complete, concise and correct. Improve sentence construction...


2 sessions

Thursday Jun 14th, 8:30am

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New Play Dramaturgy Bootcamp

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

The class is for new play professionals at any stage of their career: playwrights who want to be able to give and receive better feedback in seminars and writers groups, dramaturgs and directors who want to have more effective conversations with playwrights, and actors/designers/others who want deeper insight into the dramaturgical process. ...


2 sessions

Saturday Jun 2nd, 10am


at Discovery Center - Irving Park
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Would you like the skills to find a job that allows you to work your own hours, and get paid a competitive salary? If so, then proofreading is for you.  At this time in Chicago, proofreading work is available on a freelance or full-time basis for publications, typographers, corporations & a variety of other organizations. Proofreading, simply...

Professional Practices

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop
280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Students in this class will learn how to develop complete proposals for grants, residencies, exhibitions, curatorial projects, and graduate school. Topics covered will include writing artist statements, documenting and presenting work, organizing and archiving work, and utilizing resources both in Chicago and beyond. Upon completion, students will...


10 sessions

Monday Jun 4th, 6pm

Writing For The Web and Mobile

at Wylie Communications, Inc. - The Loop
1 E Jackson Blvd Joan Wish Center, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Learn to reach readers online in this digital writing class Writing for the mobile web: It’s not easy to get the word out on a 3.5-by-6.5-inch screen. In fact, reading your webpage on an iPhone can feel like reading War and Peace through a keyhole. And no wonder: Reading on a mobile device cuts comprehension by 48%, according to University of...


2 sessions

Tuesday Jun 12th, 9am

Script Analysis - The Blueprint

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

This class breaks structure down to the nuts and bolts of writing, introducing you to tools that will help you turn a blank page into a first draft, and successfully assess it for further revisions. You will learn how to raise the stakes for your characters and how to tell a story with twists and turns. You will learn what you need to do to make a...


6 sessions

Thursday Jun 21st, 6:30pm

"Scene Shop" Play Development

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one. Each week offers a guided writing exercise to explore character...


7 sessions

Thursday Jun 28th, 1:30pm

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Wasted Pages Get Personal (Writing Workshop)

at Chicago Publishers Resource Center - East Ukrainian Village
858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Last year in the New Yorker, Jia Tolentino declared the personal essay dead—or, rather, she declared the Internet’s personal essay boom—the age of sensationalist, bare-all click-bait, written primarily by women, queer, and POC writers for the eyes of the world—to be over. But, for writers interested in the personal and confessional—especially...


6 sessions

Monday Jun 11th, 6:30pm

Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

at Discovery Center - Irving Park
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

If you have an idea for a movie, this introductory class will show you what you have to do to get that idea on paper in a form that is "pitchable" in Hollywood. This day-long course covers all the basic steps that you will need to take in order to bring your screenplay all the way to Hollywood. You will learn the special needs of Story and Character...

Solo and Storytelling Development Intensive

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

This workshop is for playwrights, actors, and storytellers with some story experience, who want to develop a solo show or long-form narrative. The focus is on personal stories, though you may also choose to work on a biographical or fictional piece. Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to create and present work in progress, with the goal being...


4 sessions

Tuesday Jun 19th, 6:30pm