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

Upcoming Events

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On Sunday, April 12th, our guest speaker will be Grant Robbin, a screenwriting coach and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, whose presentation is entitled How To Write A Great Ending. GRobbin_MSC[dot]com If you don't have a strong, compelling ending, you don't have a story! In this unique, enlightening presentation, utilizing various movie clips, Grant will show you how to create great endings. He will discuss different kinds of endings: the lesser of two evils, two irreconcilable goods, up, down, ironic, open, closed, false and contrived (a.k.a., the "deus ex machina"). Grant will further explore how a solid ending is the key to unlocking the character arc and theme of your story.

What's New

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Chicago Screenwriters Network is proud to have been selected as an exhibitor at the inaugural Lake FX Summit + Expo taking place in mid-April at the Chicago Cultural Center (with additional programming being staged at other venues). LakeFX2015_color2_square 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.

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.]