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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...

Advanced Writing Skills

at Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc - Near West Side
1016 West Jackson Blvd, 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...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 29th, 8:30am

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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...


6 sessions

Saturday Mar 31st, 10am

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...


6 sessions

Wednesday May 2nd, 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...


6 sessions

Tuesday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm

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 Apr 27th, 9am

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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...

"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...


7 sessions

Thursday Apr 12th, 1:30pm

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Wasted Pages Poetry Workshop

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

Wasted Pages celebrates April as National Poetry Month with a Poetry cohort this spring. Moderated by poet and CHIPRC Literary Coordinator Elizabeth O’Connell Thompson. 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...


5 sessions

Wednesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm

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...

Experiments in Writing

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

Especially useful for overcoming writer’s block, this course explores the surprising potential of a playful union between fixed rules and imaginative writing. This workshop invites participants into the strange and meticulous world of constraint-based writing.  We take as our entry point a group of French writers and mathematicians called the...


5 sessions

Thursday May 31st, 6pm

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...


7 sessions

Saturday Apr 28th, 1:30pm

Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: 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...


6 sessions

Tuesday Apr 24th, 6:30pm

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Screenwriting for Playwrights

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

Have a play you feel might work well as a movie?  Or a story idea that you can’t seem to make work as a play? This weekend workshop offers an intensive, nuts and bolts study of the essentials of writing for film. First we will explore the similarities and differences between the mediums of stage, film, and TV. We will dive deep into how to...


2 sessions

Saturday Jun 2nd, 10am


Presenting with Impact

at Exec-Comm - Near North Side
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 1230, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Business Context You agreed to give another presentation for your group. Everyone said you did a good job, and you sense that you did too. But how can you be sure? Sometimes you struggle to find the right way to use your slides, and you’re unsure of what to do with your hands. You want to be an even stronger presenter so you have more impact....