Upcoming Events

Chicago Screenwriters Network holds monthly events intended to educate and empower area screenwriters, as well as network them with local talent and crew to see their written word complete the journey from script to screen. Our community pillars are education, empowerment, hands-on work-shopping, and networking. 

Events include, but are not limited to: guest talks from industry experts, table reads, writers workshops, and script-to-screen spotlight. Guest speakers typically look at one or more aspects of the writing process and/or filmmaking process and offer their insight, as well as Q&A from our attendees. Writers workshops bring together writers and on-camera talent to craft original pieces for the screen. Quarterly table reads feature scripts written by CSN members, performed by local Chicago actors, and feature a feedback session after each read. In our script-to-screen series, we look and scenes in film and dissect how the pages of the scrip became what was filmed. 

Got an idea for an event that you don't see on our calendar? Contact us today!

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CSN has postponed its upcoming events at Mrs. Murphy & Sons.

The Chicago Screenwriters Network holds events monthly typically at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro unless otherwise noted. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

CSN has also launched Screen Time, an online series with people from all across the filmmaking industry. Join us from anywhere in the world for lectures, discussions, and interviews with industry professionals.  

Please respect our members and guests. Unless the event is networking in nature, CSN does not allow outside solicitation of any kind during our educational or workshop events, including asking for business, soliciting funds or volunteers, 
meetings or events, or requesting funding. Please contact us if your group would like assistance from our board, members or guests. 


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