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Chicago Screenwriters Network (CSN) is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Upcoming Events

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Jeffrey Gordon / Writers Boot Camp Chicago Screenwriters Network welcomes back West Rogers Park native Jeffrey Gordon (founder and president of Writers Book Camp) on Sun., July 10th. Jeff will conduct an expansive Q&A on screenwriting career options. Jeff will address the numerous fallacies that even the most productive writers and aspiring artists tend to abide. Together, we'll bust a whole bunch of misguided notions about the screenwriting business. Instead of an event traditionally ending with Q&A, we'll start the session with your questions to offer insight into a wide range of creative and career challenges.

What's New

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Lake FX Summit + Expo 2016Chicago Screenwriters Network is proud to return as an exhibitor at the Lake FX Summit + Expo taking place in mid-May at the Chicago Cultural Center (with additional programming being staged at other venues). Immerse yourself in the 2nd annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, May 13-15, 2016 -- the Midwest’s largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join national leaders in the arts and creative industries for conversations, panels, and workshops. Connect with expo resources. Discover new talent at evening showcases—and shop our marketplace. The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) is the Lake FX hub. Dive in at lakefxchicago.us.   CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS

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Writers Guild of America East

Annual Memberships Now Available!

CSN is now offering annual memberships discounted by one-third from 2014 pricing: throughout 2015, the cost of a one-year membership will be $40.00/year (formerly $60.00/year).

Membership privileges include free admission to all of CSN's monthly meetings (2nd Sun. of each month). Members also receive a limited-edition coffee mug (a $10.00 value) commemorating CSN's 20th anniversary in 2015 as well as member-only discount codes from many of our sponsors (including Final Draft and The Writers Store). Additional membership benefits will be announced as they are secured throughout the year.

Select a membership option (with or without mug shipping) from the pop-up menu below, then click the BUY NOW button below to complete your purchase via PayPal. (The prices below include the 2.75% PayPal processing fee.).

For more information on CSN's annual membership benefits, visit the JOIN page.

Membership options (with or w/o mug shipping)

How To Find Us

CSN meets at 6:00 p.m. the second Sunday of every month (unless otherwise notified).

New Location: Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. [CSN meets on the 2nd floor.]