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Writing By Erasing
May
20
4:30 PM16:30

Writing By Erasing

This workshop, brought to you by CHI PRC's Wasted Pages Workshop, will challenge you to create written work by eliminating rather than adding words to the page. Materials provided. All skill levels are welcome! Led by Alison Thumel, whose chapbook of erasure poems won Salt Hill's Dead Lake Chapbook Contest. This event is free, but preregistration is required; go to https://writingbyerasing.eventbrite.com/ to preregister. 

 

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Writing Your Personal Story Workshop—Memoir Writing and Personal Essay
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Writing Your Personal Story Workshop—Memoir Writing and Personal Essay

Everyone has a story to tell—learn how to tell it well in a workshop conducted by the former Ernest Hemingway Writer-in-Residence, award-winning author and memoirist, and WBBM Radio Reporter—David W. Berner.

Whether it’s a short personal essay, a mini-memoir, or a book length manuscript, writing the stories of our lives is a dream for many. This workshop is your chance to find that story and discover how best to tell it no matter where you are in the process. Whether you’re only thinking about the writing, just beginning the storytelling, or you’ve already put down words, this workshop will help you find your narrative.

The workshop will focus on styles of personal story, on the craft of storytelling, issues of privacy, and will offer exercises to help guide you toward your best writing.

The event is free but advance registration is required at this link.

 

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Type-In
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Type-In

Join us for Evanston's first-ever Type-In, a get together for people interested in typewriters. Write a letter, bang out some instant poetry, try some speed typing, and admire different kinds of beautifully made typers. Have your own typewriter? Bring it! If not, we'll have several for you to try out. 

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