Writer's Studio Open House/Open Mic

The Writer’s Studio heads to Women & Children First for their next Open House/Open Mic. As always, there will be a FREE mini-lecture, featured readers, and a creative writing open mic. Writer’s Studio instructor Randall Albers will present a craft mini-lecture on Play with a Purpose, followed by our featured readers: Writer's Studio 2017 Student Prize winner Jonathan Covert and his instructor Stephanie Friedman. After that, the mic opens to you for the final hour

Open mic readers are limited to two double-spaced pages in twelve-point, Times New Roman font. When you register for this event, you will have the option to reserve your open-mic spot, as long as spots are available. Three spots will be held for last-minute participants on the night of the event. 

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.

Register here.

Randall Albers is Professor/Chair Emeritus in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, was founding producer of the Story Week Festival of Writers, and is a recipient of Columbia’s Teaching Excellence Award. His work appears in Writing in Education, TriQuarterly, Writer’s Digest, Brevity, and elsewhere. Two chapters from his novel-in-progress, All the World Before Them, have been nominated for Pushcart prizes. This spring, Randy will be teaching Creative Play: The Pleasure of Writing.

Jonathan Covert has a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College. Read more about his work and recent Writer's Studio Student Prize win here.

Stephanie Friedman has had work published in Michigan Quarterly Review, among other venues, and a “distinguished” story listed in Best American Short Stories. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in English from the University of Chicago. This summer, Stephanie will be teaching Endings in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640