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Essentials of Creative Writing (4-week virtual series)

Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 4, 2022

Members–$50 & guests–$65 (Now that the series is underway, registration is closed). The day before each meeting, a confirmation email with the Zoom details will be sent to all registered attendees.

Are you a current or aspiring writer, or just looking for a creative outlet? Starting January 14th, The Village Chicago and Stories Matter Foundation will partner for a four-week virtual series on creative writing led by writer Vincent Francone.

Each 90-minute session will cover different topics and craft exercises relevant to both fiction and non-fiction, and will provide students the opportunity to strengthen their creative practice through practical lessons, readings, and workshops of each other’s work. Writers of all levels are welcome. The class size is limited to 15 students so reserve your spot before it fills up!

About Vincent Francone
Vincent Francone was born in 1971 in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Roosevelt University (BA: English) and Northwestern University (MA: Creative Writing) and worked as an adjunct English Instructor for various colleges in the Chicago area. He has been a full time English Instructor at Roosevelt University since 2014. He is currently also the Interim Director of Writing Tutoring at Roosevelt University’s Learning Commons.

In 2009, Vincent Francone won the first place Gwendolyn Brooks Award in the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition shortly after publishing his first poem in Rhino. Since then, he has published poems, stories, and essays in New City Magazine, The Oklahoma Review, Akashic Books, Three Percent, Southword, and numerous other online and print journals. His memoir Like a Dog was published in 2015 by Blue Heron Books Works. The Soft Lunacy, his collection of essays, was published in March of 2019. He is at work on a collection of stories.

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Friday, January 14, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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  • For virtual programs, links will be sent to registered attendees via email the day before the event.
  • For in-person programs, The Village Chicago aims to match participating members by request to Village events when other members who are attending the event are able to provide transportation.  When registering, please let the Village office know if you are able to drive or would like a ride by emailing [email protected] or calling 773.248.8700.
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