Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

Your writing matters. Get to work on it.

  • Personalized attention from high-quality instructors

  • Inspiring interactions with other serious writers

  • Uniquely designed opportunities for adult students

  • Convenient downtown location

Known for its outstanding adult education programs, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies offers a wide range of professional development opportunities. The Writer’s Studio gives emerging writers the support and challenges they need to take their writing to the next level. Our students have published books, articles, essays, poems, and stories; they have won contests, been awarded grants and residencies, and received other honors; best of all, they have become the writers they wanted to be.

The Writer’s Studio offers open courses in creative writing that students can take without committing to a certificate program. Usually 8 weeks long, with some short courses and seminars available, these courses offer workshop opportunities and craft instruction in a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting.

All of our courses are offered downtown, at the conveniently located University of Chicago Gleacher Center, with discounted parking available.

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611


The Writer's Studio