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Have you "done the storytelling thing" and now are hoping to publish that work? This is the workshop for you. Join 2nd Story company members Megan Stielstra and Nicholas Ward in a two-hour session exploring how to pitch your performance work for publication. There is no magic sauce, the rules are changing all the time, but Megan and Nick will share tips and tricks about how to: prepare a manuscript, rewrite for a reading audience,  conduct research and craft a pitch for a specific publication, and how to handle the inevitable rejection letter(s) with grace.

APRIL 9, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women & CHildren First
5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

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Megan Stielstra is the author of three collections, including The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, forthcoming this August from Harper Perennial. Her work appears in Best American Essays, the New York TimesChicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Poets & Writers, Guernica, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. A longtime company member with 2nd Story, she has told stories for National Public Radio, Radio National Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Neo-Futurarium, and regularly with The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill. She teaches creative nonfiction at Northwestern University


Nicholas Ward’s work appears in Catapult, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Midwest Gothic, HowlRound, and Belt Publishing's forthcoming Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook. He's the founder of NCW Booking, a boutique entertainment booking agency. He was the Asst. Casting Director and Screenings Coordinator of the Emmy-nominated series, Brown Girls.