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Learn From Famous Writers at Writers’ Week Attend July 16 or 23 events or both; you can earn NLU credit


James Sherman, from left, Rick Kogan, Dawn Turner Trice and Fern Schumer Chapman.

Wouldn’t it be great to engage with notable authors, playwrights and journalists and reap their advice on how to improve your writing?

Writers can take part in this rare opportunity on Saturday July 16 and/or Saturday July 23, as National Louis University presents its Writers’ Week workshops, sponsored by the M.S. in Written Communications program. Rick Kogan, famed Chicago Tribune entertainment writer and radio personality, and James Sherman, one of Chicago’s most successful playwrights who teaches playwrighting at Second City, will work with writer-participants on July 16.

The following week, Dawn Turner Trice, an author, former Chicago Tribune columnist and Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University, as well as Fern Schumer Chapman, journalist for Forbes, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal and author of “Motherland,” chosen as a Barnes & Noble selection, will present and engage writers about their writing.

Past participants have praised the workshops for the opportunity to have accomplished writers offer suggestions to improve participants’ writing. Presenters will read participants’ work and critique some of them, as time permits.

The workshop is open to the public, but advance registration is required. Each workshop is offered at a nominal cost of $30; all four are offered for $100, including a box lunch with the authors on both Saturdays.

Participants may also elect to receive NLU undergraduate or graduate credit for the workshops, by registering for LAE 486B at the special rate of $360.

Find out complete details, and RSVP, by clicking here.