Kick-start your story: Start writing the story you’ve always wanted, but didn’t know how to start.

About the Workshop

The creative writing workshops will be based on Columbia College’s Story Workshop Method, used for decades in Columbia College’s Creative Writing department to teach writing to people of all ages. 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 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.

When: Saturdays, April 9 and 23, May 7 and 21 9:30am – noon
Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple
Class size: The class is limited to 10 students on a first to register basis
Cost: For all four sessions – $20 for MBT members / $25 for the general public. For individual sessions – $10 per session subject to available seats.
Registration Registration is required To register contact the class coordinator, Alexander Yu, by email at:

creative.writing@mbtchicago.org