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

Upcoming Events

Neal Howard & Ian StreicherOn Sunday, July 12, our guest speakers will be WGA-member Neal Howard and director / producer / writing instructor Ian Streicher, who will make a joint presentation on character-driven writing for television (and these principles extend to film writing as well).

What's New

L.A.-based writer/producer Jeff Schimmel's guarantee to students across the country regarding his Maximum Screenwriting seminar: "You’ll learn what books can’t teach you, and what other writers won’t tell you." Jeff Schimmel
On Saturday, July 25 & Sunday July 26 (9am-5:30pm both days), Jeff presents his two-day Maximum Screenwriting seminar at Loyola University (Lakefront Campus in Rogers Park, Chicago) in its Chicago-area debut. Registrations are now being accepted online, at CSN meetings, and via mailed-in registrations; seating is limited. Included with seminar registration: Jeff will read & evaluate -- i.e., provide coverage -- on one (1) script for each registrant, an offer redeemable within one year of the seminar. [This coverage has a $125.00 value] Click for more info and/or to register online. To read Jeff’s bio and testimonials, visit

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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.]