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April 2021

Jumpstart Your Writing: Global Perspectives at Grub Street

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - May 20 @ 9:00 pm
$325 – $340

As writers, we are encouraged to read widely, across genres and boundaries, yet only 3% of work published in English is that in translation, according to the University of Rochester. Where does that leave us as writers who wish to experience and learn from other places, which might offer alternative literary traditions, writing techniques, and aesthetic trajectories? In this class, we'll only scratch the surface of what's out there in terms of global writing both in English and in translation,…

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May 2021

Unleashing Powerful Paragraphs for StoryStudio Chicago

May 20 @ 6:30 pm
StoryStudio Chicago–On Zoom

We usually notice a striking scene and often appreciate a dazzling or artful sentence, but somewhere in between lies the humble paragraph, which we tend to take for granted. Of course paragraphs provide breaks, pauses where we might rest, breathe, and regroup. But surely there must be more to the great examples in fiction and creative nonfiction than serving as convenient rest stops for the reader. In this class, we’ll give the paragraph its due, affording it its moment in…

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