Star-Studded Writers' Week Workshops!

July 18 and July 25, 2015

National Louis University
122 S. Michigan Ave.

Sponsored by the Master of Science in Written Communication Program of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement

2015 Writers' Week Syllabus

Writers Week 2015

Schedule of Writers' Week Workshops

The public is invited to all five workshops, plus Saturday lunches with authors for $100. Single workshops are $30 each. Graduate and undergraduate students may earn university credit at a special rate. Writers’ Week Workshops are sponsored by the M.S. in Written Communication Program of National Louis University, Joanne Koch, Ph.D., Director.

Register to attend Writers' Week events.


 ul 6.7.13   Saturday, July 18, 2015
Creating Captivating Profiles with Rick Kogan,
author, columnist, co-author with Charles Osgood of “Sidewalks” feature and book, radio and TV cultural affairs host, inductee Journalism Hall of Fame.
       ul 6.6.13   Saturday, July 25, 2015

Finding Your Voice with Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune columnist and one-time moderator of its online dialogue “Exploring Race,” author of “Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven” and “An Eighth of August,” 2014-2015 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University.
 Marjie Killeen   Saturday, July 18, 2015

Writing about Relationships and Human Sexuality with Marjie Killeen, author of "Sex & the Suburbs" column for Make It Better, host of panels on intimacy in relationships.
       Rick Perlstein, Writers' Week   Saturday, July 25, 2015

Capturing Real People and Real Events with Rick Perlstein, nonfiction guru and author of New York Times best-sellers and best book selections: “Nixonland” and “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.”
 ul 6.10.13   Saturday, July 18, 2015 
Humor Writing for Stage, Screen, in Fiction and Nonfiction with Nate Herman,
“Saturday Night Live" writer, National Lampoon writer, Second City performer, director, iO Theater instructor.


Complimentary box lunch with the authors 12:30–1:30pm, July 18, and 1–2pm, July 25.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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