The Writer’s Studio heads to Volumes Bookcafe in Wicker Park for our next Open House/Open Mic. As always, there will be a FREE craft mini-lesson, featured reader(s), and creative writing open mic. Writer's Studio instructor Alexis Pride will present a mini-lesson on Listing, Ranting, and Other Ways at Story. Students from Stephanie Wilson Medlock's Magic as Metaphor class will be our featured readers. Then, the mic opens to you!
Open mic readers are limited to two double-spaced pages in twelve-point, Times New Roman font. Preregistration to read at the open mic is now full. Three in-person slots are guaranteed, though more may be possible.
Join the Writer’s Studio community for this signature event to foster your writing, hear the ideas and work of others, and, if you are so inclined, add your voice and stories to the mix.
To learn about upcoming Writer's Studio classes, please visit our website.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Alexis Pride is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. She received the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) award for her short story “Fried Buffalo.” Her novel inspired by Mama Hawk, the Chicago educator and social activist, is titled Where the River Ends, and she has several short story publications to her credit. Starting on August 1, Alexis will be teaching Creative Journaling for Writers here at the Writer's Studio!
Stephanie Wilson Medlock co-founded Indigan Storyteller and helped launch the International Storytelling Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her novel, The Lives of Things, was optioned by Totem Films. Her work appears in Feathered Flounder, Still Crazy, Persimmon Tree, Tues/Night, and Celebrating Animal Rescue. This summer, Stephanie is teaching Storytelling Bootcamp starting on July 30.