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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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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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8 sessions

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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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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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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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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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5 sessions

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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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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8 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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5 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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4 sessions

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12 Week Workshop on Novel Writing

at Karmen Lizzul Writing Workshops -

This class is for you if you have a novel in progress that has been hanging around for too long or, if you are ready to start fresh on a new novel. Or if your just goddam sick of yourself and are ready to change something. Location: The Comfort of Your Home --You don't have to get your lazy (or not-lazy) ass off the couch! This is taught VIA teleconferences....

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12 sessions

A Slowfood Dinner with Terra Brockman of Henry’s Farm

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

In this class, author and Slowfood activist Terra Brockman will story tell from her book The Seasons on Henry’s Farm, a year-long memoir with recipes documenting each season on a central Illinois farm run by the Brockman family. During the class, our la scuola chef will prepare two recipes from The Seasons on Henry’s Farm paired...

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Intro to Computer Basics & Resume Writing

at Howard Area Community Center - Rogers Park 7637 N Paulina St, Chicago, Illinois 60626

Dedicated to helping adults acquire the academic, employability, and life skills they need to achieve meaningful employment and economic self-sufficiency. The program offers adult education classes and operates an Employment Resource Center that assists people with their employment needs.

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4 sessions

Fundamentals of Secure Application Development

at ASPE Inc. - The Loop 230 W Monroe Ste 900, Chicago, Illinois 60606

The rules of information security aren’t what they used to be. Hackers aren’t kids in basements–they’re state sponsored professionals and organized criminal groups all around the world. They break into systems and steal data any way they can. Unfortunately, the vast majority of hacks are not due to insecure networks or misconfigured firewalls;...

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2 sessions

Communication Skills Intensive Training

at Knowledgehut

In today’s highly competitive business environment, effective communication and interpersonal skills can help you add value to your company and get ahead of the competition. Successful people are those who are able to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively; those who have poor communication face many obstacles to success. This 8 hour intensive...

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