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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...

Friday Sep 8th, 9am

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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 Sep 17th, 10am

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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...

$170

3 sessions

Thursday Sep 14th, 6:30pm

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Small Screen in Progress

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

For students who have completed Writing For the Small Screen, this is an extension course for participants to get feedback on their work and get scripts finished. There will be some discussion about selling, script competitions, and pitch fests, but the main focus will be on the making your script great and finishing it. Prerequisite: Writing...

$275

6 sessions

Sunday Sep 10th, 9am

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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...

$360

8 sessions

Monday Sep 18th, 6:30pm

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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 Sep 10th, 10am

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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

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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Beginning Calligraphy

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, 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

Sunday Sep 17th, 9:30am

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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,...

Tuesday Sep 5th, 6pm

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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...

$200

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 5th, 6:30pm

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Dynamic Interactions

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

Face-to-face conversations give you an increasingly rare opportunity: the chance to use all your communication skills to influence someone, as well as build and strengthen business relationships. So when you get the chance to have a conversation in-person, you need to make the most of it. Many of us lead or participate in meetings with one thing in...

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Tuesday Sep 12th, 9am

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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...

$360

8 sessions

Saturday Sep 16th, 1:30pm

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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 Sep 30th, 10am

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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...

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Thursday Oct 12th, 6pm

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