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

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After last month's special celebration to commemorate our 20th anniversary, the CSN Speaker Series resumes on Sunday, October 11th. Tony BlakeOur featured speaker is Tony Blake, author of Writing for the Hollywood $$$: How To Navigate The Rocky Road To Success In TV & Film. Tony is a Los Angeles-based veteran writer/executive producer with 20+ years of experience. Having worked on ten television writing staffs in both drama and comedy, Tony has written and produced over 180 hours of television, sold six pilot scripts and a film noir feature.

What's New

Gabe AbelsonCSN is pleased to present a two-day comedy writing seminar taught by Gabe Abelson (The Late Show with David Letterman, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) the weekend of Sat. October 24-Sun. October 25 at Loyola University Chicago. No matter your genre or medium as a writer, comedy is an essential ingredient: whether you want to write a TV show like Modern Family or films as diverse as The 40-Year-Old Virgin or The Silence of the Lambs, a well-developed writer must be able to craft clever, tight comedy whenever the scene or situation requires it. Gabe's course teaches crucial tips and techniques for comedy writing success to writers of all sorts: film or TV screenwriters; stand-up, sketch, or improv comedians; authors of fiction and non-fiction; columnists and journalists; bloggers; copywriters and other marketing / advertising professionals; public speakers; and more! [Click to continue...]

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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.

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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.]