Classes & Workshops

  • The Art of Personal Essay: An Introduction

    Instructor:  Sarah Ginter
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    ate: Wednesday, June 28
    Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members Walk-in Registrations are Welcome!

    "At the core of the personal essay is the supposition that there is a certain unity to human experience." -Phillip Lopate

    In this workshop, we will study examples of the personal essay and work to understand how we can take our... learn more

  • Exploring Mindfulness and the Writing Process

    Instructor:  Nancy Olson
    Date: Saturday, July 8
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location:  IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention to present moment experience.  Practicing mindfulness techniques can help us observe how our minds work, grow in self-awareness, strengthen patience, and free us from the litany of judgmental thoughts.  These same techniques can also enhance our writing process by... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Saturday, July 15
    Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Editor Peggy Tierney says she receives thousands of manuscripts per year, reads perhaps fifty, and publishes only one or two. With publishers consolidating and purchasing fewer books each year, advances shrinking, and legacy contracts becoming more restrictive than ever – and with breakout self-publishing successes like... learn more

  • The Memory Workshop

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: Saturday, July 15
    Time: 1:30-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $71 Nonmembers, $48 members, $43 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Maybe you want to preserve the stories of your life for your family; maybe you want to to write them solely for yourself—to better understand what made you who you are, perhaps to help heal a hurt that won’t let go. Maybe you feel you... learn more

  • The Prose Poem: Reaching Across Borders and Genre

    Instructor: Natalie Solmer
    Date: 4 Thursdays: July 20, 27; August 3, 10
    Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Are you a prose writer who is curious about poetry, but not sure about trying your hand at it? Are you a poet looking to try a new form or to dabble in prose? This class, in which... learn more

  • The Writer’s Mind Workshop

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson Brown
    Date: Sunday, July 23
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location:  IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Where do the best ideas for stories, characters, and images come from? Where do you glean the answers that evade you at the keyboard? Where will you find the most fertile resource for imagination and truth? Your mind, of course. Especially the recesses of your mind that... learn more

  • Writing Workshop: The Art of the Personal Essay

    Instructor:  Sarah Ginter
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    ate: 6 Mondays: July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28
    Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $400 Nonmembers, $265 members, $235 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    * The price of this class includes an additional $25 manuscript fee

    In this 6-week writing workshop, we will study some of the masters of the personal essay and creative nonfiction in order to understand how we can take... learn more

  • Writing the Horror Novel

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Saturday, July 29  (New date and time!)
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Author and film director Clive Barker says, "Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion." Do you like scary stories? Do you... learn more

  • Editing Like an Editor Workshop

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson Brown
    Date: Saturday, July 29
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location:  IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Every writer needs a good editor to push the work to its best possible state. But, your work won’t reach a professional editor unless it’s already in excellent shape. A dilemma, to be sure. That’s why you need to be a skilled editor of your own work.... learn more

  • From the Page to the Stage: Slam Poetry for Beginners

    Instructor:  Michael Baumann
    Date: Sunday, July 30
    Time: 1-4 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Since its birth in 1985 Chicago, slam poetry has become one of the most powerful ways to share our stories and opinions. Slam poetry is not nice, but honest. Slam poetry is not pretty, but political. Slam poetry is not repetitive, but rhythmic. Not image, but... learn more


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