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Performance Tue Apr 06 2010

Learn to Write From the Bottom of a Glass

Belly up to the bar with a notebook and a pint: Writer/performers Steve Mosqueda and Sean Benjamin lead a new 5-week workshop that connects creativity and alcohol. Both Mosqueda and Benjamin are longtime artists with Chicago theater ensemble The Neo-Futurists, and they've regularly performed live shows and radio shows under the banner of the Drinking & Writing Brewery. Now they're inviting you to join them for a drink or eight and get some writing done while you're at it. Or, as Mosqueda and Benjamin say in their course description: "We can't teach you to write, and we certainly can't teach you to drink, but we can make you do both."

The workshop is subtitled "Belief & Technique", which they cribbed in homage to Jack Kerouac's 1959 treatise "Belief & Technique for Modern Prose". In addition to Kerouac, your fearless guides will draw inspiration from Raymond Carver, Dorothy Parker, and Charles Bukowski. Workshop sessions feature brewery tours, guest speakers and a pub crawl in addition to regular writing assignments. The experience culminates in a reading of student work -- and perhaps a hangover.

More details:
The Drinking & Writing Experience: "Belief & Technique"
April 14 to May 12, 2010
Wednesdays at 7pm
Cost: $200-$265 depending on chosen package

For registration and more info, see drinkingandwriting.com/classes.

 

John Lendman / April 7, 2010 11:48 AM

This looks so awesome... good find!

Lindsay / April 7, 2010 5:07 PM

John,

I actually can't take too much credit for finding this; I work at The Neo-Futurists, where Steve and Sean both perform regularly outside of their D&W work, and they forwarded me their info. But it looked like a great time, so I had to post!

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