Begins Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Have a story or novel ready to share with a welcoming audience? Struggling with a piece and needing some direction?
StoryStudio offers this ongoing workshop for intermediate and advanced writers who need clear and structured critiques to improve their work. Facilitated by Julie Justicz, each session focuses on workshopping student manuscripts to highlight what’s working and where the opportunities are to delve deeper. Specific comments will be offered for writers at early or later stages of developing short stories or a novel.
The group will also respond to essays on the creative process and learn from other artists in other fields. And of course, we’ll talk about storytelling elements such as voice, character, narrative arc and more.
We’ll meet once a month, leaving writers lots of time to read and write. Each three-hour session will include time to discuss the creative process, workshop manuscripts, and share a light meal together.
Each student will be expected to read manuscript drafts to be workshopped and prepare comprehensive comments. Students will also receive detailed, page by page comments from the instructor.
This course is limited to 10 students. Participants should have previous workshop experience and be prepared to submit up to 40 pages for workshopping. To assure that workshop students are in the class that will be most beneficial to them, we ask that prospective students contact us to send in up to 10 pages of a working draft. StoryStudio will then contact you to determine if the Advanced Fiction Workshop, or a different Workshop class, would be the best fit.
Please email or call us to see if this workshop is right for you: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.477.7710.
Who should attend?
- Adults 18 and over
- Advanced writers
About the Instructor
Julie E. Justicz is a writer and attorney living in Oak Park. She earned a law degree at the University of Chicago Law School and received an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College for Fine Arts. A Boy Called Home, her first novel, is represented by the David Black Agency in New York. Justin Torres recently selected an excerpt from the book, “Partial Deletion,” as winner of the 2012 Pinch Fiction Contest; it will be published in Spring 2013. Recent short stories have been published or acknowledged in literary journals, including Glimmer Train, The Pinch, and Sinister Wisdom. Julie’s non-fiction has appeared in local newspapers and on NPR’s This I Believe. As an advocate for children with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS, Julie has spoken extensively on healthcare matters, public benefits and discrimination issues. She and her partner have two children, a 14-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter.
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At A Glance
Dates: Meets Monthly on Wednesdays: July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, 2013
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Chicago Studio
Course Fee: Non-member: $385; Member: $370