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

Upcoming Events

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Rujanee MahakanjanaThe CSN Speaker Series continues on Sunday, October 9th when our guest speaker will be filmmaker Rujanee Mahakanjana -- a director, managing partner at Nebula Creatives, as well as the founder of the Shortcut 100 International Film Festival. Rujanee was born to a Thai family in Bangkok but has been living and working in Chicago for over 20 years. After completing her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University, she has worked on a wide range of projects, from short videos to long-form film productions while teaching at colleges downtown. Her work contains thought-provoking existential statements, metaphors, and symbolism, as well as quirky humor. Her background in architecture has given her a firm foundation of an inside-out, physical and psychological meaning of "space" in her visual work.

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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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.]