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April 2021

Gorton’s Masterclass Series: Rebecca Makkai – A Local Writing Life

April 15
$10

This event is virtual “A Local Writing Life”: Local author Rebecca Makkai has achieved national prominence, most recently with her novel The Great Believers — a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal. Makkai was born and raised in Lake Bluff, and has lived her adult life in Lake Forest. She will talk with Barry Benson, Interim Executive Director of the Ragdale Foundation, about living as a professional writer in Lake Forest,…

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Gorton’s Masterclass Series: Rebecca Makkai – A Local Writing Life

April 19
$10

This event is virtual “A Local Writing Life”: Local author Rebecca Makkai has achieved national prominence, most recently with her novel The Great Believers — a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal. Makkai was born and raised in Lake Bluff, and has lived her adult life in Lake Forest. She will talk with Barry Benson, Interim Executive Director of the Ragdale Foundation, about living as a professional writer in Lake Forest,…

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Speakeasy Workshop: This Will Be Character-Building

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$500

Join Rebecca Makkai for an intimate workshop designed to help you write an original short story or the first chapter of a novel or memoir -- or to continue work on one in progress. In each session, Rebecca will teach a different aspect of writing craft: backstory, motivation, dialogue, and character evolution. This event has four sessions. E. M. Forster wrote that "incident springs out of character, and having occurred it alters that character." How do we create characters who will both…

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Speakeasy Workshop: This Will Be Character-Building

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$500

Join Rebecca Makkai for an intimate workshop designed to help you write an original short story or the first chapter of a novel or memoir -- or to continue work on one in progress. In each session, Rebecca will teach a different aspect of writing craft: backstory, motivation, dialogue, and character evolution. This event has four sessions. E. M. Forster wrote that "incident springs out of character, and having occurred it alters that character." How do we create characters who will both…

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StoryStudio Chicago Storyball – Stories Matter Foundation Fundraiser

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
StoryStudio Chicago, 4043 N. Ravenswood, #222
Chicago, IL United States
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Mark your calendars! Stories Matter Foundation's first ever fundraising event will be online over Zoom on Thursday, April 29 at 7pm Central. We'll have more details soon, including silent auction items, special guests, and award recipients. For now, pencil us in!

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