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Upcoming Classes

  • Blurring Genre with Aram Mrjoian

    Blurring Genre with Aram Mrjoian

    Over the six weeks, we’ll read a variety of personal essays, experimental prose, blended genres, and craft essays that help us rethink the confines and constraints of traditional genre designations.

  • Book Ends of the Publishing Landscape with Gabriel Levinson

    Book Ends of the Publishing Landscape with Gabriel Levinson

    In this class, we’ll navigate the pros and cons of all your options so that you can determine the most beneficial path in guiding your novel from manuscript to published book.

  • Creative Writing Essentials with Sarah Terez Rosenblum

    Creative Writing Essentials with Sarah Terez Rosenblum

    Discover the elements at the heart of all good fiction and nonfiction in this eight-session introduction to creative writing. It’s your first step on the path to writing the stories or essays you’ve always wanted to tell.

  • Author Spotlight Series: Lan Samantha Chang

    We’re pleased to bring Lan Samantha Chang to Chicago for an evening you don’t want to miss.

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StoryStudio Chicago

We offer classes for writers to hone their craft, express their creativity, and communicate with confidence.

Stories Matter Foundation

StoryStudio is part of this 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit and community of storytellers. We aim to change worlds using the power of story.

Our Community

One of our main goals is building a community where writers and literary folks can come together to learn, share, and grow in the creative arts.

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  • Q&A with “Creative Writing Essentials” instructor Aram Mrjoian

    Aram Mrjoian is a writer, editor, critic, and educator. He is teaching an upcoming multi-week class called “Creative Writing Essentials” which starts on October 6. Aram shared some of this thoughts around…

  • Q&A with Jeremy Owens on why JUNE IS NOT ENOUGH

    Jeremy Owens is a writer, performer, and teacher of an upcoming multi-week class called “June is Not Enough: Queer Nonfiction Writing” which starts next week, August 17. We were lucky…

  • The Importance of a Writing Practice

    by Denise Santomauro Prior to writing, I was in the performing arts. Auditioning, rehearsals, and performances were a regular part of my life. There’s another aspect of being a performing…