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Writers’ Workshops July 15 and 22 Feature Five Well-Known Authors, Journalists This could be what prompts you to conquer writer's block

Maudlyne Ihejerika of the Chicago Sun-Times will lead a session at the 2017 Writers’ Workshops, sponsored by National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program.

If you’re a writer or aspiring writer, inspiration from professional scribes can provide literary caffeine to energize your writing. Join five engaging Chicago journalists and/or writers, who will get you charged up on Sat. July 15 and Sat. July 22 at National Louis University’s Writers’ Workshops. Maudlyne Ihejerika of the Sun-Times, author of “Escape from Nigeria,” will present a workshop July 15 on “Sharing Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary People.” Rick Kogan of the Tribune will also present “Creating Captivating Profiles” on that day.

On July 22, Dawn Turner Trice, formerly of the Tribune and author of “Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven,” will lead “Finding Your Voice.” The day will be rounded out with children’s book author Laurie Lawlor presenting “Writing for Children and Young Adults” and Second City’s Nate Herman speaking on “Comedy Writing.”

The workshops are sponsored by National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program, and will take place at  National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Children’s book author Laurie Lawlor will present a Writers’ Workshop session on publishing for children.

Sessions are $30 each or all five for $100, including a box lunch if you register in advance. Graduate or undergraduate credit is available through NLU’s M.S. in Written Communication program.

Find more info here: Writers’ Week Workshops 2017

Learn more about the M.S. in Written Communication program.