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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...

Developing a Play-in-progress

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

This is an in-depth workshop for writers who want to develop a script on which they have already begun work. This may include anything from a full-length play to a one-act play to a series of short plays. The class will explore the skills and qualities of effective dramatic writing by reading and discussing participants’ scripts in a supportive and...

$325

7 sessions

Wednesday Sep 20th, 6:30pm

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Playwriting Workshop

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park
5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This playwriting workshop will act as a catalyst to help you plan, write, and create a short (10 minute) one-act drama or comedy for personal enjoyment and/or presentation. Participants will share ideas and create scripts in a supportive, collaborative setting through prompts and guided imagery exercises.  Playwriting knowledge is not a prerequisite....

$75

6 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6:30pm

Writing the Political or Social Play

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

This class is specifically designed for writers seeking to sharpen their skills in writing political and social theatre.  We are living through a challenging period and the arts can play a big role in raising issues and rousing communities to take action.  We will start each session by studying scenes by produced playwrights that...

$225

7 sessions

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:30pm

Essentials 1 - The Core

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

In this Essentials-track class, participants will learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising action. Using these tools as a guide, they will write and respond to each others' work. By mastering dramatic structure, participants will learn to tell stories that are specifically geared for...

$280

6 sessions

Saturday Sep 30th, 10am

Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp

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

Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp is an alternative to Essentials 1 for those who want to learn the core principles in a condensed format. Perfect for out-of-towners or writers who want to advance quickly to Essentials 2. In this course, participants learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising...

$200

2 sessions

Saturday Sep 23rd, 10am

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 Oct 12th, 6:30pm

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Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core

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

The second in our three-class Essentials series, Essentials 2 is about the process rather than the product. You will write a short play every week in order to unleash your creativity and incorporate the core principles taught in Essentials 1 into your writing muscle memory. You will also refine your ability to give and receive notes with your fellow...

$345

6 sessions

Monday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm

What is a Letter

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Peter Stallybrass begins with a very simple proposition, although he hopes that it will have some surprising implications. The proposition is that the vast majority of letters written between the 1530s and the 1920s consist mainly of blank paper—and that they are designed to do so. This will seem particularly surprising to those of us, including...

Free

Thursday Oct 12th, 6pm

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Wasted Pages Bump In The Night Writing Workshop

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

Writers of all genres and skill levels are invited to get ghoulish and share what haunts them in this new six-week workshop, culminating in a public reading from workshop attendees on Saturday October 28th.  These workshops are an open-format geared toward aspiring and experienced writers. Participants submit their work for commentary and...

$30

6 sessions

Wednesday Sep 20th, 6:30pm

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 Nov 19th, 10am

Solo Show | From Page to Stage

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

This is an ADVANCED-level class designed for playwrights, solo artists, actors and storytellers who have material written and are ready to take it to the next level. This hands-on workshop will focus on developing and refining your piece and getting it ready for performance. A completed solo show or monologue is not necessary. A section or a smaller...

$350

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Advanced Writing Skills

at Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc - Near West Side
15 S Racine Ave Ste 2S, 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...

$995

2 sessions

Monday Nov 6th, 8:30am

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...

Sunday Nov 12th, 10am

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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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$795

Wednesday Nov 15th, 9am

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