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Spring 2018 Events

Frankenstein Movie Screening

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 PM, Kent 107

We are excited to be hosting a screening of Frankenstein, dir. James Whale (1931). Refreshments will be provided.

Freelance Writing Workshop

Friday, May 4, 1-3 PM, Rosenwald Hall, Rm 405

Pitching Creative Non-fiction for Publication with Jamie Lauren Keiles (AB ’14) (or Everything You Can't Google About Freelance Writing)

Writing happens alone in a room, but publishing happens in conjunction with an editor. In this workshop, you'll learn all about the processes of writing for money (in print and online), as well as how to formulate your story ideas as pitches. We'll talk about the contemporary media landscape, how to negotiate pay, and other practical skills for making a career as a freelance writer. You will leave with a solid workshopped pitch and a list of 100 editors' email addresses.

Jamie Lauren Keiles is a freelance writer and University of Chicago alum (AB '14). She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine. Her work also appears in Wired, Saveur, The Sunday Times of London Magazine, and on websites like Eater and Racked. In 2017, she was nominated for a James Beard Award. She lives in Queens, New York.

Presented by UCIJAM, The Program in Creative Writing, The Department of English, and PRISM

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Jane Eyre Movie Screening

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 PM, Kent 107

We will be hosting a free screening of the film Jane Eyre, dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga (2011). Refreshments will be provided.

BA Research Info Session

Wednesday, May 23, 4:30 PM, Regenstein Library Rm. 411

Are you a third year English major? Writing a BA for the 2018-2019 school year? Come meet with Sarah Wenzel and Adrienne Brown as they provide you with helpful information and tips on doing the research for your BA!


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