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Recipe for Adventure

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

A collaboration between Buzz Café and Taleblazers, Creative Writing Workshops for Kids. From picture book to plate: At Taleblazers, we’ll play with some beloved children’s stories (extending, rewriting, and creating our own). Then, we’ll cook our own creations at Buzz Cafe. Delicious stories and yummy snacks! 

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$180

5 sessions

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...

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$30

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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...

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$30

5 sessions

Effective Technical Writing

at Global Knowledge - West Loop 500 W Madison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60661

Improve your technical writing without compromising your technical message! If writing technical information and effective memos, letters, reports, manuals, instructions, documentation, specifications, or proposals is a tough proposition, this technical writing course is for you. In this intensive three-day seminar, you will learn proven technical...

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$2,195

3 sessions

Slam 101

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Always wanted to write and perform poetry but never been sure how to start? Come let your voice be heard! In this workshop, we'll talk about the basics of slam poetry and what makes a performance piece work, we'll do some writing and workshopping as a group, and we'll finish it up with a showcase at the end of the night! If you have family or friends...

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$20

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Cut Through the Clutter

at Wylie Communications, Inc. - Gold Coast 111 E Pearson St 13th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Is your copy easy to read? According to communication experts, that’s one of the two key questions people ask to determine whether to read a piece — or toss it. Fortunately, academics have tested and quantified what makes copy easy to read. Unfortunately, that research virtually never makes it out of the ivory tower and into the hands of writers...

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$1,195

2 sessions

Wasted Pages Get Personal (Writing Workshop)

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

Last year in the New Yorker, Jia Tolentino declared the personal essay dead—or, rather, she declared the Internet’s personal essay boom—the age of sensationalist, bare-all click-bait, written primarily by women, queer, and POC writers for the eyes of the world—to be over. But, for writers interested in the personal and confessional—especially...

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$30

6 sessions

Slam 101 – Beginner

at Slam University - West Town 2643 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Slam 101 is where it all begins. Whether you’ve tried your hand at a local poetry slam or never written a poem in your life, this course is essential in going from page to stage –  great for those looking to get their foot in the door or just get started in the world of performance poetry. Part poetry class and part acting workshop, Slam 101...

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$225

8 sessions

Staying Spiritual No Matter What

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

It is so easy to negate your spirituality when you are bombarded with negative, fear-inducing news and social media posts. Keeping your spiritual center no matter what is happening around you is empowering. Use practical methods to achieve spiritual awakening and connection to your Higher Self.  Open to using your intuition and understand the...

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$35

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Style and Effectiveness

at The New School - Chicago Online Classroom, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Note that this class is being offered Online. Students will have weekly submission deadlines for assignments but can watch videos and work on assignments at their own pace. Students will have access to the Online Learning class within the period, anytime day or night, but will still have direct instructor involvement. For Online Classroom, please...

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$390

5 sessions

Writing Workshop: Catch Your Readers

at Wylie Communications, Inc. - Gold Coast 111 E Pearson St 13th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Learn to write copy that moves people to act in this 2-day, hands-on Master Class. In this persuasive-writing workshop, you’ll learn how to: Think Like a Reader: Move people to act Go Beyond the Inverted Pyramid: Master a more effective structure Cut Through the Clutter: Make every piece you write measurably easier to read and understand Lift...

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$1,195

2 sessions

Open Studio Week

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Taleblazers is offering a discounted week of Open Studio Time (July 25-29). Young authors will write alongside Ms. M.G. as she shows you how writers use collage. Choose to collage a scene, a character, a plot event, a map, or memories as part of your writing process. Bring a (nut free) snack. Taleblazers Reading in Val’s halla on the...

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$150

5 sessions

Read It, Write It

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

A course for those who want to understand the “how” of writing fiction and memoir. We will experiment with our writing in a non-threatening supportive environment. We will discuss how narrative gets made through a study of fiction, short-stories read for themselves as works of art but more specifically to understand how, as John Gardner notes,...

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$292.50

5 sessions

Slam 201 – Intermediate

at Slam University - West Town 2643 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Slam 201 is the next step on your journey to being a top-notch performance poet, taking the essential tools learned in Slam 101 to the next level with more advanced performance techniques and a greater emphasis on writing and critique. This is an intense poetry course not for the faint of heart that focuses on the quality of the craft on the page....

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$225

8 sessions

Slam U - Catch Up

at Slam University - West Town 2643 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

This class was created specifically for previous Slam U 101 students with lapsed enrollment who want to brush up before enrolling in the new 201, or previous students looking to refresh their skills, learn a few new tricks, or prepare for the upcoming slam season. Classes will focus on highly personalized attention, as well as new techniques and writing...

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$100

4 sessions

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