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“Write with the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio” featuring Susan Hubbard, Natalie Tilghman, Sandi Wisenberg and Gina DiPonio

June 8, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Experience the instruction and community of the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio with this mini-lesson medley. Three Writer’s Studio instructors will present short mini-lessons, giving participants a chance to find their own stories, deepen their creative work, and get words on the page. We’ll start off with Sandi Wisenberg’s lesson on Catching Memories. Next up, Natalie Tilghman will present Dreaming while Awake: An Approach to Novel Writing. We’ll top it off with Susan Hubbard’s lesson, Your Character’s Defining Trait. Come write with us!

Ms. Hubbard is an award-winning screenwriter whose work has screened internationally. She co-wrote feature film Realization, and has pitched to Hollywood executives. She holds an MFA in Cinema Art + Science. Her play, Thundersnow, was produced in Chicago in 2015.


Natalie Haney Tilghman was a recipient of a 2015 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award for her novel-in-progress. She co-authored A 52-HERTZ WHALE, a young adult novel released by Carolrhoda Lab (Lerner) in 2015 and won first prize for fiction in The Atlantic’s Student Writing Contest.


S.L. (Sandi) Wisenberg is the author of a fiction collection, The Sweetheart Is In; an essay collection, Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions; and a chronicle, The Adventures of Cancer Bitch. She edits Another Chicago Magazine and teaches at the Writer’s Studio at the University of Chicago Graham School.


Gina DiPonio is program manager of the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio, winner of the 2011 David Friedman Memorial Award for an excerpt of her memoir in progress, and a long-time writing instructor. Her work, fiction and nonfiction, appears in Hair Trigger, Contrary, The Sun, and elsewhere.


Don’t forget to bring pen and paper!




June 8, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Harold Washington Library Center: Reception Hall
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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