August 17-19, 2017

Chicago, IL

You're Being Ridiculous, and our founder Jeremy Owens is participating in Northwestern University's Summer Writers' Conference. Jeremy will be teaching a fun fun fun fun live-lit class on Saturday follwed by a performance of YBR. There are so many wonderful and talented people teaching this year. Check out the full list of courses and super rad teachers. YOU GOTTA DO IT. Registration closes Sunday, August 6 ... YOU BETTER REGISTER YOU LIKE FUN AND LEARNING. Don't be a dummy ... FIGURE IT OUT!


Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca Makkai, and follow the journey from a manuscript to a published book at a panel of publishers and editors. Hear a keynote from acclaimed author Stuart Dybek and enjoy a live performance by You’re Being Ridiculous. You can also schedule an individual manuscript consultation with conference faculty. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome, as are writers of all genres and backgrounds. Come seek a fuller understanding of the craft—and business—of writing.