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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...

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...

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Screenwriting for Playwrights

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

Do you have a play that might work well as a movie? Or perhaps your story idea does not fit the play mold?  This two-day bootcamp offers an intense, nuts and bolts study of the essentials of writing for film. You will explore the similarities and differences between the mediums of stage, film, and TV. Then you will dive into action lines, hooks,...

$199

2 sessions

The Rewrite

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

Students will submit a completed play (or screenplay) upon class registration, to be worked on for the course duration. These scripts will be read by both the instructor and the class. Two-to-three student plays will be discussed per class, along with drafting techniques, including plot and character development, genre, theme, design and marketing...

$299

6 sessions

Saturday Sep 15th, 10am

Essentials 1

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

In the first of the Essentials series, you will become familiar with the components of dramatic structure and format, receive tools to explore your unique voice and how to give and receive usable feedback, grasp the difference between dialog and conversation, plus will write and workshop a 10-minute play applying what you have learned. Note: Either...

$279

6 sessions

Essentials 3

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

In the third (and final) of the Essentials series, you will expand your 10-minute play talents to write a one-act utilizing the components of dramatic structure and action. By the course’s end you will be ready to pitch your one-act play to peers PLUS advance to Tier 2! Note: Essentials 2 must be taken as prerequisite for Essentials 3.

$279

6 sessions

Sunday Sep 16th, 6:30pm

Essentials 2

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

In the second of the Essentials series, you will delve deeper into the components of dramatic structure, evaluate conflict, identify and discriminate theatricality, differentiate use of stage direction, and articulate how you use plasticity of the stage within format—applying it all by writing a new 10-minute play and evaluating your peer’s work....

$279

6 sessions

Sunday Sep 16th, 2:30pm

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Poetry by Design: Broadside Workshop

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

Wasted Pages Writing Program presents, Poetry by Design. Learn how to design and create your own poetry broadside in this workshop that will explore the intersection between the written word and visual art. Participants will also learn how to print on a Risograph machine with the option to print 20 copies of what they create. Unfamiliar with broadsides?...

Saturday Aug 25th, 2pm

Developing the Full-length 1

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

Kicking off Tier 2 advanced coursework, you will build on fundamental skill sets to start writing that full-length play. Within you will map out a visual storyboard of a play, identify key elements in the dramatic arc, explain what your imagery means in the minds of audiences, write scenes that escalate, plus much more. Prerequisites: Essentials...

$299

6 sessions

Saturday Sep 15th, 1:30pm

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Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp

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

Want to learn the core principles of the six-week Essentials 1 but in a weekend? Designed for writers of all levels seeking a foundation for their craft, this two-day bootcamp will provide the tools of dramatic writing so you can write and respond to another’s work. A great option if you live out-of-town or just want to advance quickly to Essentials...

$199

2 sessions

Screenwriting Structure Intensive

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

Structure is crucial to visual storytelling, but are you able to explain why? In this four-part intensive you will learn how to articulate how audiences are subconsciously engaged by good structure, how structure is about content and form, even how to change perspective and view structure through the lens of the audience receiving the story rather...

$229

4 sessions

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 Oct 7th, 10am

The About - Screenwriting Workshop

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

The About is a deep and entertaining dive into learning the single most important principle of effective scriptwriting for film & TV. You will learn to identify the intellectual and emotional heart of a script, its point of view and its truth, which is the indispensable foundation for all other script elements.  It is scriptwriting “from...

$299

6 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 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...

$279

6 sessions

Wednesday Sep 12th, 6:30pm

Screenwriting in Progress

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

Designed to support writers who have a screenplay(s) already underway, this advanced on-going course will build on the fundamentals and structure principles taught before. Over six weeks you will build community, sharpen skills, revise, and receive tailored feedback on your screenplay-in-progress.

$299

6 sessions

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