Author Events, Chicago

Will Dunne joins the conversation

millenium parkThe City of Chicago’s annual Great Chicago Places & Spaces festival takes place in May, featuring “an incredible line-up of free tours, events and activities downtown and at community sites throughout Chicago.” For the second year the festival includes our Conversations Within Communities reading series featuring Press authors Cathy J. Maloney, Will Dunne, Ann Durkin Keating, and Joel Greenberg.
Tomorrow (Friday) at 12:15 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center and again at 6:30 pm at Second City, Will Dunne will speak about his new book The Dramatic Writer’s Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories—a handbook to script writing that draws on the author’s own extensive experience as a world renown playwright and teacher, having led over fifteen hundred workshops through his San Francisco program, and authored such plays as How I Became an Interesting Person and Hotel Desperado. Dunne is resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists.
Other upcoming readings will feature Anne Durkin Keating, speaking about her new book Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide on May 8, and Joel Greenberg author of Of Prairie, Woods, and Water: Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing on the 15th.
For more information see our author events listings. Also check out some of the other free Great Chicago Places & Spaces tours and events happening throughout the month of May; a full listing is on the City of Chicago office of tourism website.