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6 classes in-person in Chicago have spots left, and 9 classes live online are available.

Introduction to Screenwriting

The Newberry @ 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610

For this class, a cohort of new screenwriters will each take their project from first idea to first revised draft. Along the way we will develop an understanding of the foundations of screenwriting: character, story, and structure. This will be aided by readings from professional screenplays. Finally, the completed first drafts will be workshopped by the class, providing guidance on where their writing can go next. Materials List: Screenwriting...

Tuesday Jun 13th, 5:30–7:30pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Proofreading & Editing

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

How imortant are proofreading and editing in our digital world? Think of how many times you’re reading during the course of the day: Newspapers. Magazines. Billboard Ads. Books. Websites. Blog sites.   Behind every one of these is a sharp proofreader/editor who doesn't makes the mistakes of the human 'brian". Have you seen the number of courses on proofreading and editing today? How do you know which one is right for you? Which ones teach...

Sunday Jun 11th, 10am–4pm Central Time

WordPress Level 1

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

This class is an introduction to WordPress.com for creating a blog site. Will cover the basics of getting a blog up and running on WordPress.com, including posts vs. pages, adding media, handling comments, using widgets, and more. Please Note: Some HTML and CSS knowledge is recommended before this class. Course Outline: 1. Introducing WordPress Difference between versions Planning topics and content 2. Setting up WordPress.com Blog Getting...

Monday Jun 12th, 9am–4pm Central Time

QuickBooks Desktop Part II

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

We will cover the more advanced features of QuickBooks such as payroll, customizing invoices and other forms, job costing features of QuickBooks Pro, progress invoicing, inventory, and sales tax.  Prerequisite: You must take our regular QuickBooks class (or have used QuickBooks for at least three months) before taking this class. Course Outline: Lesson 1 – Memorizing Transactions Lesson 2 – Customizing Forms Lesson 3 – Using Other...

Monday Jun 19th, 6:30–9:30pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Technical Project Management

American Management Association @ 205 N Michigan Ave , Chicago, IL 60601

In just 3 days, you'll understand the unique challenges of managing IT and technical projects and discover how applying project management methodology can give you a step-by-step approach to tackling your toughest challenges. You'll discuss the value of planning, scheduling and how to manage scope. Use tools and techniques to establish a sound estimating process. Find out how to keep projects on track and evaluate project performance. And participate...

Monday Jul 10th, 9am–4:30pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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QuickBooks Desktop Part I

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

QuickBooks is a very popular small business accounting software. You’ll learn how to invoice, receive payments and make deposits. We’ll enter bills, print checks, void checks and do manual checks, do journal entries, enter credit card charges, set up a petty cash account, set up a loan, customize your chart of accounts, and reconcile your checking account. We’ll also customize and filter reports. Course Outline: Lesson 1 – Getting Started...

Monday Jun 12th, 6:30–9:30pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Writing for Photography

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ Online Learning Class

Why write about your photography? Aren’t your pictures supposed to say it all? Ideally, but written cues can offer viewers helpful entry points into your work. If you exhibit your work, artist statements, project statements and biographies are necessities. If you are applying for an artist residency, grant or a call for entry, writing eloquently will illuminate the intention and process that sparked your imagery. The bottom line is, effective...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 9am–12pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

This business writing course offers practical strategies to sharpen your writing skills from idea to final draft. The class begins by reviewing the core of effective writing—knowing your audience, organizing your thoughts, and writing strong sentences. Following that, you will explore a variety of different types of writing in a business setting. You will learn to write effective digital communication, including emails. Next, you’ll explore...

Sunday Jun 11th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Advanced Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In Advanced Business Writing, you will learn how to prepare complex documents for any purpose. Learn outline and formatting techniques for different business documents, including schedules, proposals, project plans, and contracts. This course focuses on writing complex, multi-page business documents. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to create business documents using a four-step process. You’ll determine the purpose of the text and...

Thursday Jun 15th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Develop the ability to write effective emails, persuasive memos, and proposals. Learn how to write clear sentences, organize your thoughts, and write different business documents for a variety of audiences. In Effective Business Writing, you'll learn how to write professional emails and other standard business documents that get results. First, you'll learn key strategies to write effectively. Then, you'll develop a variety of business documents...

Sunday Jun 11th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business writing. Learn informative and persuasive writing techniques to reach your audience and achieve your business goals. As a manager, effective communication with your employees is essential to your success. In Advanced Business Writing, you'll learn how to deliver a wide variety of documents from policy and procedure memos to persuasive proposals that target prospective clients. By the end of Advanced Business...

Thursday Jun 15th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Humor-writing: An Online Workshop

92nd Street Y

Humor-writing: An Online Workshop with Elissa Bassist Whether you want to write funnier or make friends as an adult, in this four-week workshop experience we’ll gossip about the many ways to do both. To get started, we’ll read funny personal essays by our favorites to steal the tricks they used to write them. We’ll also: discuss how to turn a funny situation into a funny story that you can publish and self-promote explore what it takes...

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30–9pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Online Class: Comedy Writing

Primary Stages ESPA

A solid grasp of the mechanics of comedy writing for the stage is a powerful tool in the hand of any playwright. While comedy is a main element of an over-the-top farce or a burning satire, it is just as essential to delicately lace comic elements into the most serious drama. This class might be for you if you are: A playwright in any stage of your career interested in the comedic form. Looking to infuse your playwriting of any genre with smart,...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Effective Technical Writing

American Management Association

Convey technical content to any audience through specific, clear and concise technical writing. Who Should Attend: Engineers, scientists, IT/computer personnel and people in R&D and other technical areas who wish to enhance their technical writing skills in order to better communicate with their audiences. Technical writing is unique because of its specialized content. It must convey objectivity and reach both technical and nontechnical audiences...

Monday Jun 26th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Effective Business Writing

Improving Communications @ Virtual Classroom

Master skills that are necessary in today’s competitive business environment. Learn to write in a way that elevates you with increased confidence and enthusiasm. The focus of Effective Business Writing training is how to organize ideas and communicate clearly. This class will show you how to write in a concise manner with conviction.  For business professionals who have written contact with others, these areas of development are necessary....

Wednesday Jul 19th, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

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Writing from the Depth

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

Shift your consciousness through writing and empower your natural self-healing abilities. While occupying your rational and analytical left brain through the act of writing, your right brain is, according to psychotherapist, Maud Purcell, "free to do what it does best, i.e. create, intuit, and feel." If you've ever journaled you may understand this experience. Writing from the Depth is for those who have never journaled before as well as those who...

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Experiments in Writing

School of the Art Institute of Chicago @ SAIC Virtual Classroom

Especially useful for overcoming writer’s block, this course explores the surprising potential of a playful union between fixed rules and imaginative writing. This workshop invites participants into the strange and meticulous world of constraint-based writing.  We take as our entry point a group of French writers and mathematicians called the Oulipo, short for Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle (Workshop for Potential Literature). The members...

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5 sessions

The Art of Creative Writing

School of the Art Institute of Chicago @ SAIC Virtual Classroom

This course is an introduction to the practice of creative writing regardless of what form the work takes. It is also a community workshop for the sharing of your literary efforts, both raw and polished. While we will explore different poetic, non-fictional, and fictional forms, the course focus is on finding, building, and developing your stories.  Every class session aims to include writing exercises and experiments in creative activity,...

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10 sessions

Business Writing with Positive Impact

Training Connection @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60606

Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements.  This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately. Learning Objectives Proper use of punctuation Avoiding common spelling mistakes Avoiding common errors in grammar and layout ...

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Business Case Writing


Corporate strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing the best solution in the workplace. Success factors however, rely upon basing the solution on the right requirements, drawn from a sound and robust Business Case. A well crafted business case document outlines the rationale for undertaking a business project. It should be a formal, written argument that argues the reasoning to convince a decision maker to approve an intended action....

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Business Writing Made Simple

American Management Association @ 205 N Michigan Ave , Chicago, IL 60601

Your writing says a lot about you. Weak writing can be a sign that you lack professionalism and credibility. Strong writing conveys that you are skilled and trustworthy. This practical 1-day course comes packed with in-class exercises and offers immediate feedback to help you quickly develop this crucial skill. Learn a simple process for crafting a clear and concise message and get hands-on practice writing for the results you want—in the correct...

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Writing Imaginatively Through Art

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

This workshop explores the intersection between writing and art that is exploratory in nature. We will first become acquainted briefly with experimentation in writing, and then we will approach chosen pieces of art or installations on view at EAC to describe their absolute and then their possible environments.  We will then immerse ourselves in these alternate environments, by shifting them and/or placing our animate or inanimate characters...

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Effective Technical Writing

Global Knowledge @ 500 W Madison St, Illinois City, IL 60661

Improve your technical writing without compromising your technical message! If writing technical information and effective memos, letters, reports, manuals, instructions, documentation, specifications, or proposals is a tough proposition, this technical writing course is for you. In this intensive three-day seminar, you will learn proven technical writing approaches and techniques that you can apply back on the job to achieve successful written...

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3 sessions

Writing and Art Nature Retreat

The Morton Arboretum @ 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, IL 60532

Spend a day immersed in nature with guided writing and art workshops. Set aside time to disconnect from the day-to-day and focus on connecting with the natural world through writing and art. Morning and afternoon sessions will explore nature journaling, sketching, paying attention, creative writing skills, and more. Choose the sessions that interest you most! Throughout the day, you will learn from professional writers and artists, enjoy lunch (included...

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