Thursday, May 17th
6:30 – 9 PM
“Story in a Night” Course @ StoryStudio
4043 N Ravenswood Ave #222, Chicago, IL
In this generative course, you will use a series of prompts to build toward the writing of a single rough draft of a short story.
The evening will begin with some warm-up exercises, and will then build toward longer, successive drafting sessions, with a focus on discovery, mystery, and unexpected combinations of characters and images. The goal of the course is not just to generate new material, but to also generate narrative energy and surprise yourself. You’ll short-circuit your internal editor in order to turn up your imagination.
At the end of the night, you should have several pages of prose to later shape into at least one full story. You will have the opportunity to send this finished story to the instructor for feedback afterward, an offer good up to six months after the date of class.
All levels are welcome.
Saturday, August 11th
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Magic and Mechanics of Imagery Course
Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference