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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...

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...

$270

6 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 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...

$100

8 sessions

Tuesday Jan 16th, 11am

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,...

Friday Jan 26th, 9am

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Wasted Pages Fiction Workshop

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

Wasted Pages gets back to its roots with a Fiction cohort this spring. Moderated by zinester and writer Benjamin Spies. All skill levels and backgrounds welcome. These workshops are an open-format geared toward aspiring and experienced writers. Participants submit their work for commentary and critique from the group. The workshop is a community that...

Thursday Jan 4th, 6:30pm

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Launch Pad Writers' Group

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

A weekly writers group for playwrights and screenwriters in their 20s who do not have a masters degree in writing but have taken at least one college-level playwriting or screenwriting writing class (or equivalent at Chicago Dramatists). Up to ten writers will share 15-20 pages of their work on alternate weeks, providing feedback and honing their projects....

$60

8 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

Parent Playwrights Group

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

Parent Playwrights Group is an eight session weekly writers group for playwrights and screenwriters who are also the primary caregiver of their kid(s). This group is for writers who have studied dramatic writing extensively, and are looking for structure, community, and accountability.  Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to...

$100

8 sessions

Thursday Jan 18th, 10:30am

"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...

$350

7 sessions

Thursday Jan 18th, 6:30pm

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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 Jan 20th, 10am

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 Jan 24th, 6:30pm

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The Blueprint: Building Your Play

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...

$325

7 sessions

Thursday Jan 18th, 6:30pm

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...

$375

7 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

Writing for the Small Screen: From Network to Streaming

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

The third Golden Age of Television is upon us. This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series, and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it. We will study and analyze successful pilots. We will tease out/explore the inherent possibilities in your idea, where it fits in the TV landscape, how to position...

$315

8 sessions

Saturday Jan 13th, 1:30pm

Screenwriting 2.0

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

For students who have completed Screenwriting 1.0. We will do a structural analysis of a non-RomCom screenplay, and will also address secondary story lines, the beauty of the reversal, titles, and rewrites. There will be ample time allotted for participants to bring in their work in progress. And we will discuss the nuts & bolts and tips &...

$270

6 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 1:30pm

Marketing and Producing Your Solo Show or Story Event

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

This three day class is designed for those who want to self produce a solo show, play or story event. From A to Z, we'll be going over: Creating a visible presence in your city Using website and Facebook advertising Creating buzz using your blog & Twitter Using creative video blogging Developing YOU as the product 6 Steps to developing a...

$150

3 sessions

Tuesday Jan 16th, 6:30pm

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