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Special Events

Third Saturday Series

In an effort to make community events easier for WWS members and others to host and attend, we’re moving the semi-regular Third Friday series to Saturdays, beginning Sat., Nov. 20.

Current Art Exhibits — “It’s All About Place”

Abstracts + Aerial Landscapes by Kevin Swallow

River RunningArtist Kevin Swallow works with a range of media — from paintings and photographs to screen prints and digital media — at his studio in the Cornelia Arts Building in Chicago, which occasionally hosts open studios and special events for the public. In addition to Cornelia Arts Building events, he has exhibited in more than 16 group and solo shows, including the 2010 Ravenswood Art Walk and long-running shows at The Writers WorkSpace, NextWave Art Salon, Urbanest, and numerous coffee shops. A Chicago resident and frequent traveler, Swallow draws inspiration by walking and photographing the city. He then experiments with a variety of media to convey the rich textures and sensations of urban architecture, music, street art, and graffiti. Learn more from the artist’s website and blog:

"From Here to Cairo (IL)" by Mark DeBernardi

IL & MI CanalAn acclaimed series of black-and-white photographs and mixed media documenting overlooked historical sites in Illinois. This showing of DeBernardi's series includes new and returning work. DeBernardi's art has been featured in the Chicago Reader, North Shore Magazine, on the cover of books and literary publications, and in shows at Flatfile Galleries, Las Manos Gallery, and numerous other museums and galleries across the country.

To arrange for a viewing or purchase, call 773.907.0336 or contact the artist directly: Kevin Swallow at or Mark DeBernardi at

Other Upcoming Events & Workshops

Coming soon.

Past Events

An archive of previous Writers WorkSpace events can be seen here.

Tours & Complimentary Work Visit

By appointment only.

Interested writers can call or email to tour and sample The Writers WorkSpace. We offer one complimentary work visit of up to four hours per writer, advance appointment required. Although somewhat flexible, work visits typically take place during the following times:

Book Groups, Workshops, and Readings

Writers, instructors, and community partners can reserve the multi-purpose conference room for their own special or on-going events. Contact for more information. In addition, StoryStudio Chicago offers discounts on workshops at their own location to Writers WorkSpace members.

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