After Jill Pollack decided to spend more time working with writers, StoryStudio Chicago was born. Its mission is to help writers express their creativity as they hone their skills. The available online classes cover a range of topics and genres. Whether you write for fun or dream of one day being published, there’s a course for you. Here are a few Zoom sessions you can enjoy from our Crest Hill apartments.
1. Getting Started and Keeping On: Generative Writing for Where You’re At
Meant to spark creativity, Getting Started will ensure that students “leave with words on the page.” It’s a great way to overcome writer’s block. When you participate in this class, you’ll try engaging writing exercises and learn new tools to help with future projects. Sign up for the March 3rd session today.
2. Genre-Bending Fiction
During Genre-Bending Fiction, instructor Lara Ehrlich will discuss different genres and how to bend their rules to create memorable works. Students will also read examples and complete writing exercises. Lara is an award-winning author who publishes in literary magazines. She enjoys teaching and lives in Connecticut with her family. This class will take place on March 24th.
3. The Play’s The Thing: The Basics of Playwriting
If you’ve always wanted to write a play, now’s your chance. The Play’s the Thing is a six-week course covering fundamentals as well as audience connection. Students will write new scenes in each weekly session. You’ll learn how to keep the plot moving and how to revise based on audience responses. Instructor Andy Pederson is an accomplished playwright. His plays have been published on stages across the country. Andy also teaches English at Concordia University Chicago and lives outside the city with his family. The course will begin on May 13th.
They say great writers must also be great readers. In addition to enjoying one of these exciting classes from StoryStudio Chicago, check out some of these local book clubs as well.
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