Creative Writing Workshop 2

The Republic of Letters is opening a second writing workshop.


A workshop is a great way to deepen your craft and commit to your practice.


All genres welcome.

This writing group will be led by Evan Falls. 

Cathy Borders's Creative Writing Workshop on the last Monday of every month is wait-listed.


This is a different workshop.

The group's annual dues are $40. You pay the first time you submit. 

This workshop will meet on the Second Saturday of every month in perpetuity. 

Contact us at if you're interested. 

About this teaching artist:

Evan Falls is a Film and Writing graduate from Columbia College Chicago.  He recently returned from a year of teaching English and Creative Writing in Prague, where he wrote daily journals.  He has worked professionally in all departments of filmmaking, with a concentration in Directing and Screenwriting.  

Winner of Three Upstate Eight Literature Conference Awards, Winner of the English Department Award, writer of several films produced at Columbia College Chicago, with Essays, Reviews, and Short Stories published in Reviewing the Arts, Page & Spine, and Odyssey.  

He has participated in multiple international writing workshops with renowned writers such as Stuart Dybek, Mark Slouka, and Jaimy Gordon. 


He is currently hosting several workshops and classes around St. Charles and Geneva, in which hopes to bring the spirit of the expat writing community home.

About the art:

Portions of a Field Armor 

Jacob Halder. 1588/1590. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. From the Royal Workshops of Greenwich, England

From the Art Institute's webpage ::

"During the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, some of the finest armorers worked exclusively for royal patrons in the workshops set up to meet their needs. In 1511 King Henry VIII of England established such a workshop at Greenwich Palace outside London, which produced outstanding armor for the English court for over a century. It was staffed largely by German craftsmen, among them Jacob Halder, who was master workman at Greenwich when this half-armor was produced around 1588–90. Made for a high-ranking nobleman, it features crisply decorated bands of etching and gilding and a silhouette mimicking fashionable dress. The shape of the breastplate, broad at the shoulders, narrow at the waist, and dipped at the belly, imitates the peasecod (peapod-shaped) cut of a gentleman’s doublet of the same period. Despite the lavish decoration and exaggerated shape, this armor, intended for the field of battle, was capable of withstanding musket fire. Indeed, it was commissioned in 1588, at the very moment England was preparing for invasion by the Spanish Armada. But to the fashionable noble who commissioned this harness, demonstrating wealth and status was as important as protecting life and limb."

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