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Chicago Chapter Event

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JUST DISCUSS: Show Up, Hear a Story, Join the Conversation

Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: At a member home in Lakeview East (address provided once registered)

Just Discuss!

This program allows you to simply show up, listen to a trained actor perform a dramatic reading of a carefully-selected short story, then enjoy an in-depth group discussion of the story. This concept was pioneered by Chicago-area writing instructor and book discussion moderator Alice Moody, who will also lead our session. Alice usually runs this 8-week program for a fee but has agreed to present it to our TTN members and their guests at no cost. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Light refreshments provided. Registration is required to attend. Limited to 20 members and their guests. 

** Because of limited spots, we ask that you register only if you and your guests are committed to attending and will be able to stay the entire two hours. Thank you!

Alice Moody is a professional writing coach and seasoned book group facilitator whose stints in publishing and secondary education laid the foundation for her true passion: inspiring aspiring writers and avid readers. Her belief in the transformative power of story serves as the underlying principle guiding her literature discussions and writing workshops. She teaches at the University of Chicago’s Graham School, moderates short story groups at Writers Theatre, and facilitates book discussions at independent bookstores, community centers, and in private homes.

Originally from St. Louis, Alice holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from the University of Chicago. Alice believes in the power of stories to build connections and broaden our understanding of humanity. With her abundant enthusiasm and energy, she ensures participants come away from literature discussions feeling enriched, enlightened, and more deeply connected with the story and one another.

Find Alice at Platinum Pen Consulting and Between the Covers.