Star-Studded Writers' Week Workshops!

July 19 and July 26, 2014


National Louis University
122 S. Michigan Ave.


Sponsored by the Master of Science in Written Communication Program of the College of Arts and Sciences

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Workshop Format

Each workshop leader will spend an opening portion on his/her own work and the writing process involved. Workshop leaders will devote much of the session to work submitted. Students should email in advance a brief piece of writing—not more than a page—for each workshop. To assure consideration of your work, email the submission, putting in the subject line : Writers’ Week Workshop + Leader’s Name, to jkoch@nl.edu.

  • For the Saturday morning  July 19 Comedy Workshop with Nate Herman, submit your proposed idea for a comedy sketch, or the actual dialogue for that sketch of the type one would see on Saturday Night Live, or the premise for a sit-com episode or comedy screenplay  (maximum 3 pages)
  • For the Saturday afternoon July 19 Profiles Workshop with Rick Kogan submit a page of a character profile, nonfiction or fiction.
  • For the Saturday morning, July 26 Finding Your Voice Workshop with Dawn Turner Trice submit a page of fiction or nonfiction writing, indicating whether for general readers or young adults.
  • For the Saturday afternoon July 26, 1-3 p.m. Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Tom Montgomery Fate submit a page of memoir.
  • For the Saturday afternoon July 26, 3-5 p.m. Writing about Sex and Relationships Workshop with Marjie Killeen, submit a page of nonfiction or fiction involving sex or an intimate relationship.

Submitted work will be distributed to attendees and the leader will comment on some of the submissions, suggesting areas for revision. Students will participate in this feedback. Participants will have time for questions and answers.  

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    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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  • ELGIN

    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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  • NORTH SHORE

    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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  • LISLE

    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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  • WHEELING

    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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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    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 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

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