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Alumni Workshops & Reception at Story Week    

It's Story Week time again! On Sunday, March 16th, the Alumni Workshops will take place followed by 2nd Story at Martyrs'.

Both events are free, but seats are limited! Email Chris DeGuire at cdeguire@colum.edu to reserve your spot!

Alumni Workshops
Sunday, March 16th | 3:00 - 5:30 pm| check-in at 2:30 pm
Dance Center Chicago | 3868 N. Lincoln | 2nd Floor | Chicago

2nd Story Show
Sunday, March 16th | 6:00 pm | Doors open at 5:45 pm
Martyrs' | 3855 N. Lincoln | Chicago

The workshops will be led by John Schultz, Betty Shiflett, and Patricia Ann McNair. Seating for the
workshops are limited, so reserve your spot today! (Bios are below)

For more info on the whole week's events, check out the latest schedule of events.

Not an alum, but want to join? Please email Chris DeGuire at cdeguire@colum.edu.

Workshop Instructors:

John Schultz, originator of the Story Workshop® approach to the teaching of writing and professor emeritus of the Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Writing, has numerous publications, including The Tongues of Men (stories and novellas), No One Was Killed, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Writing from Start to Finish, and the Teacher¹s Manual for Writing from Start to Finish. His work has appeared in Big Table, Evergreen Review, Georgia Review, Chicago Reader, College English, and the UMKC Law Review. He is the founder and president of F, a literary anthology that publishes excerpts from novels-in-progress, stories, essays, and poetry. Schultz is the co-producer of the instructional videos The Living Voice Moves and Story from First Impulse to Final Draft. New editions appeared in spring 2009 of No One Was Killed and The
Chicago Conspiracy Trial, with forewords by Todd Gitlin and new afterwords by the author. Photo by Tony Ortega.

Betty Shiflett, professor emerita of the Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Writing, was the founding director of the Fiction Writing Department¹s Story Workshop® Tutoring and Tutor Training program and founder and artistic director of the Visiting Writers program, a forerunner of Story Week. Her work includes the play We Dream of Tours and the musical drama Phantom Rider. Her work has appeared in Life Magazine, Evergreen Review, Fiction and Poetry by Texas Women, Emergence: Writings by Women, Private Arts, F, The Story Workshop Reader, College
English, and Writing from Start to Finish. ³The Country Barber² was published in American Fiction and translated into Mandarin by the novelist Geling Yan for Sichuan Literature Monthly. Along with John Schultz, in fall 2007 she taught at Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC, helping Fudan set up its first master's in creative writing program in China. She is at work on a memoir as novel, Grassfires. Photo by Tony Ortega.

Patricia Ann McNair¹s
short story collection The Temple of Air was named Chicago Writers Association¹s Book of the Year in traditional fiction, Southern Illinois University¹s Devil¹s Kitchen Readers Award in prose, and a Society of Midland Authors Award Finalist in adult fiction. Her
fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in American Fiction: Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, Prime Number, Other Voices, F, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and Air Canada¹s en Route magazine. She has published work in writing textbooks The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction; Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story; and Culture: A Reader for Writers. Other honors include Illinois Arts Council Awards,
Pushcart Prize nominations, the Columbia College Chicago Excellence in Teaching Award, and a nomination for the Carnegie Foundation¹s US Professor of the Year Award. She is an associate professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Words from Randy Albers
"In addition to readings, conversations, and panels, we will continue to offer longstanding, exciting events back by popular demand, such as the opening-night 2nd Story reading, the Publishing Panel, our signature Metro Literary Rock and Roll show mixing words and music, and Chicago Classics, hosted by Rick Kogan, which features writers, lit people, and other notable personalities from diverse professions reading short excerpts from their favorite Chicago authors. This year,
we are also offering some new wrinkles, such as the Writers Bootcamps, led by an agent, an editor, a publicist, a reviewer, and a publisher, each of whom will give tips on getting published and promoting work in the wider world, and a "come one, come all" open mic in which everyone
is invited to read a short piece of creative work, an event very much in keeping with Story Week's populist emphasis."
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Chris DeGuire
 Secondary Contact
Date & Location
Date: 3/16/2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
See above.