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

Upcoming Events

Lee Zahavi JessupOn Sunday, May 15th our guest speaker will be Lee Zahavi Jessup, author of the book Getting it Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career and the forthcoming follow-up, Breaking In: Tales From the Screenwriting Trenches.  Please note the earlier-than-usual start time of this meeting: to accommodate Lee's schedule, the doors will open at 5:00pm CDT and the meeting portion of the evening will commence promptly at 6:00pm CDT.

What's New

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   CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS

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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.]