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Acting for Writers

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

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live inside of a character, speaking the writer’s words?  Acting For Writers is an introductory level acting course exploring the basic language and techniques of acting - character, given circumstances, motivation and intent - as they apply to writing a play. Through theatre games, exercises and simple...

$220

6 sessions

Wednesday May 31st, 6:30pm

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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...

Thursday Jun 1st, 9am

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Write for Results

at Exec-Comm - Gold Coast
980 N Michigan Ave Ste 1400, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Business professionals write more today than ever before. Emails, proposals, and reports are just a few of the documents people have to write on a regular basis. How do you write quickly AND clearly while also striking the right tone? Our Write for Results program helps you write clear, concise documents by simplifying and focusing your writing...

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$715.50
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Wednesday Jun 7th, 9am

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Memories in the Windy City

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

The painter Wayne Thiebaud said, 'Think of words like colors.' This class begins with writing, in all its forms, as an attempt at painting with words. We'll find our bearings in the murky terrain between story, memory, and landscape. How do we see our city? How does memory pepper our perception of the urban environment? This class investigates the...

$585

10 sessions

Wednesday May 31st, 6pm

Scene Shop

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

Now in its tenth 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...

$350

7 sessions

Thursday Jun 15th, 1:30pm

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Solo and Storytelling Development Intensive

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

A month-long deep dive into the heart of your story, this workshop is for playwrights, actors, and storytellers of all levels who want to work on the development of a one-person show or long-form narrative. Each week offers an opportunity to work and develop your piece with the goal being to advance to production readiness. The 4-week class offers...

$350

6 sessions

Tuesday May 30th, 6:30pm

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Slam 101 – Beginner

at Slam University - West Town
2643 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Slam 101 is where it all begins. Whether you’ve tried your hand at a local poetry slam or never written a poem in your life, this course is essential in going from page to stage –  great for those looking to get their foot in the door or just get started in the world of performance poetry. Part poetry class and part acting workshop, Slam 101...

$225

8 sessions

Tuesday Jun 6th, 7:30pm

Hella Good Content 2.0

at General Assembly - Near North Side
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

Attention startups, writers, small businesses, artists, and all you kickass creative hustlers! In this follow-up to the popular Hella Good Content workshop, we'll get super-tactical about creating effective content that gets views, shares, and new fans/customers.  We'll go beyond basics, and literally create pieces of content using proven tips,...

Monday Jun 5th, 6pm

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Beginning Calligraphy

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central Street, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

This class will explore the tools of calligraphy, with emphasis on the dip pen. Learn the basics in strokes and techniques to improve your beginner’s hand, including instruction on slant, spacing, and the importance of negative space. Practice time with individualized attention will be provided, plus at-home practice is recommended in-between classes....

$205

6 sessions

Saturday Jun 17th, 9:30am

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Professional Practices

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

$585

10 sessions

Sunday Jun 4th, 10am

Screenwriting 1.0

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

Have a story idea you think would make a great Hollywood movie? Or a script you have already begun to write? This class offers a boot camp into the realities of how Hollywood thinks about screenplays. Participants will deep dive into some “Ways In,” to bring their ideas to life, such as unearthing that great hook that will cause a producer to...

$250

6 sessions

Saturday Jun 17th, 1:30pm

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Proofreading

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...

Sunday Jul 16th, 10am

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Second Draft Writers Group

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

Second Draft writers group is designed for people who have participated in our First Draft Series and have taken at least two writing classes. Up to 10 writers will present anywhere from 10-70 pages two-to-four times during the 10 week session, providing feedback for their cohort and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary...

$75

8 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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RAC Writers Group

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

The RAC (Risk, Access, Community) Writers Group is a ten session weekly writers group for early career playwrights and screenwriters in their 30s who have studied dramatic writing extensively, have a portfolio, and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to a...

$120

8 sessions

Tuesday Jul 11th, 1pm

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Communication Skills Boot Camp

at Exec-Comm - Gold Coast
980 N Michigan Ave Ste 1400, Chicago, Illinois 60611

This two-day intensive business communication skills course which covers both presentation and business writing skills. By attending, you'll improve how you communicate your message professionally. Day One - Write for Results Business professionals write more today than ever before. Emails, proposals, and reports are just a few of the documents...

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$1,525.50
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2 sessions

Wednesday Jun 7th, 9am

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