Kick-start your story: Start writing the story you’ve always wanted, but didn’t know how to start. This fall we’ll have our usual 4 writing sessions and we are adding a 5th session on poetry.

Creative Writing Workshops – October 8, 15 & 22, November 5

For our workshops, anyone high school age or above, who would like to work on fully seeing and telling a story can participate. These workshops can help jumpstart the process. Maybe you’ve got a story in your head that you’ve been dying to tell. Maybe you’ve got a story, novel, play, script or screenplay you’d like to jumpstart. Come with a scene in mind. Leave with something on paper you can use to write the rest of the story, as well as a method for seeing and writing more.

About the Creative Writing Workshop Leader

Eduardo Cruz Eusebio is a former publisher-editor of magazines and newspapers. He has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Columbia College where he also taught fiction writing and small press publishing. Over the years, he has mentored successful publishers and writers, and is an award-winning fiction writer with publications in literary journals and magazines. His award-winning short story “Disappear” was published by the Chicago Reader in their annual fiction edition (click “Disappear” to read his short story). He is currently at work on a literary novel about 9/11 and WTC 7, and a collection of select stories.

Creative Writing Workshop – Poetry Session – November 12

The fifth session will be lead by Tasha Fouts and will explore poetry through readings, discussion and writing.

About the Poetry Session Leader

Tasha Fouts received her BA from California State University at Long Beach and her MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. She has currently all but dissertation on her Ph.D. in English at The University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught at the University of Illinois, Bowling Green University and The Chicago Academy for the Arts. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Salt Hill, Bateau, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. She works and lives in suburban Illinois but still calls Alaska home because its wildness will always be in her heart.


When: Saturdays, 9:30am – noon

  • Creative Writing Workshops – October 8, 15 & 22, November 5
  • Poetry Session – November 12
    Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple
    Suggested Donation:

  • For all five sessions – $30 for MBT members / $35 for the general public
  • For four sessions – $20 for MBT members / $25 for the general public
  • (For individual sessions – $10 per session subject to available seats)
    Class size: The class is limited to 10 students on a first to register basis
    Registration: Registration is required To register contact the class coordinator, Alexander Yu, by email at: