StoryStudio Chicago Blog Posts

  • 20 Stories: Scott Onak (#2)

    No one chooses a project like this — in writing, work, life — knowing exactly what it will demand. And even if we did, for the ones worth doing, we’d do it anyway.

  • 20 Stories: Ericka Carmona-Vega (#1)

    Ultimately, StoryStudio Chicago’s teachings and empowering methods of inquiry led me to finish my first novel of the Rise series.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Writers Festival: Interview with Meghan Lamb (Open Genre)

    At October’s Writers Festival, writer Meghan Lamb will be teaching a session in the Open-Genre cohort titled “Narrative Lists.” We love this idea for a session and recently caught up with Meghan to ask her about why writers…

  • Writers Festival: Interview with Dionna Griffin-Irons (Nonfiction Cohort)

    At October’s Writers Festival, StoryStudio instructor and all-around amazing human Dionna Griffin-Irons will be teaching a session in the Nonfiction cohort titled “Cracking the Truth Code in our Personal Stories.” We recently talked with…