Becoming a Rogue Ink Slinger with Your Own Barstool Bards

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Drinkers with Writing Problems (DWWP) are a group of Chicago writers with a blog that has 6500 subscribers and a live lit show. Writers have been published on Thought Catalog, Our Urban Times, and been awarded recognition for "Freshly Pressed" on WordPress as well as "Recommended Blogs".

This class is designed to teach potential writers how to form a safe space to write, including how to start a writing group, creating ways to be accountable to meeting writing goals, and exercising your writing muscles. The class will be taught at DWWP headquarters, Brisku's Bistro, where you will be able to purchase food and drink throughout the workshop. You will be given assignments at the end of the class that will be eligible to be published on Drinkers with Writing Problems or a spot on an upcoming live show.

What to Bring

Pen and a notebook or laptop/ipad - money for your DRINKS!

Minimum age

All ages welcome

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Elizabeth Gomez

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Elizabeth Gomez is a Chicago-based writer, comedian, storyteller, editor, and experienced napper. She is a founder of the Windy City Rollers, Chicago's premiere all female roller derby league; a founding writer at Drinkers with Writing Problems; and has appeared on WGN Radio, WBEZ, Vocalo, and TouchVision. A Story on her blog, was labeled "Freshly Pressed" for My Life as an English to Engrish Translator.

As the creator of Drinkers with Writing Problems, Elizabeth is a self taught writer, editor, and teacher. She provides guidance and encouragement for a number of performers and writers to frankly say to themselves, "Why the F* not?"

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Adam Z.
    Reviewed on 10/17/15

    The workshop fulfilled its promise by focusing on writing exercises as well as the many, available paths toward establishing a writing groupon or networking as a writer for the betterment of your craft. The only disappointing part -- 2 hours did not feel like enough time, as the instructor's infectious energy sparked so many ideas I wanted to share and helped to create a supporting, creative environment.

    The workshop fulfilled its promise by focusing on writing exercises as well as the many, available paths toward establishing a writing groupon or networking as a writer for the betterment of your craft. The only disappointing part -- 2 hours did not feel like enough time, as the instructor's infectious energy sparked so many ideas I wanted to share and helped to create a supporting, creative environment.

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    Nikki N.
    Reviewed on 10/14/15

    I absolutely loved this class! I enjoyed the group work we did along with the free writing. It helped give structure to wanting to write more. Thank you!

    I absolutely loved this class! I enjoyed the group work we did along with the free writing. It helped give structure to wanting to write more. Thank you!

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    Amber P.
    Reviewed on 10/14/15

    This was a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon! The suggestions for getting started were helpful and I'm putting them to use.

    This was a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon! The suggestions for getting started were helpful and I'm putting them to use.

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    Carla J.
    Reviewed on 10/12/15

    Great stuff for new writers who want inspiration/need a kick in the pants :)

    Great stuff for new writers who want inspiration/need a kick in the pants :)

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    Kelly K.
    Reviewed on 10/12/15

    Elizabeth was terrific, and I got some great tips as well as inspiration. I'm totally motivated to write!

    Elizabeth was terrific, and I got some great tips as well as inspiration. I'm totally motivated to write!

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    Meg N.
    Reviewed on 10/12/15

    Loved the workshop. Hadn't expected to get that much out of 90 minutes (or so), but it was really great. I will definitely sign up for more.

    Loved the workshop. Hadn't expected to get that much out of 90 minutes (or so), but it was really great. I will definitely sign up for more.

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    Kyna L.
    Reviewed on 10/11/15

    Wow! What a fabulous class!

    Wow! What a fabulous class!

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    Elizabeth M.
    Reviewed on 10/11/15

    Great over view of starting your own writing circle. Enjoyed the exercises. I feel like the workshop was a empowering first step to moving past writer's block.

    Great over view of starting your own writing circle. Enjoyed the exercises. I feel like the workshop was a empowering first step to moving past writer's block.

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    Suzy D.
    Reviewed on 10/11/15

    I thought the class was well prepared and fun. The writing exercises were good and the instructor, Elizabeth, was engaging. I would come back for another class in the future if offered.

    I thought the class was well prepared and fun. The writing exercises were good and the instructor, Elizabeth, was engaging. I would come back for another class in the future if offered.

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    Patty V.
    Reviewed on 10/10/15

    Drinkers With Writing Problems are a fun group of writers of various backgrounds. The class was engaging, fast paced and the time flew by and was over before I knew it. If you have an opportunity to take this workshop-do it! Also support their live shows and blog.

    Drinkers With Writing Problems are a fun group of writers of various backgrounds. The class was engaging, fast paced and the time flew by and was over before I knew it. If you have an opportunity to take this workshop-do it! Also support their live shows and blog.

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