John Schultz

John Schultz is the originator of the Story Workshop® approach to the teaching of writing and professor emeritus of the Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department. His numerous publications include The Tongues of Men (stories and novellas), No One Was Killed, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Writing from Start to Finish, and the Teacher's Manual for Writing from Start to Finish. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and collections, including Big Table, Evergreen Review, Georgia Review, Chicago Reader, College English, and the UMKC Law Review. He has been featured in several television documentaries, including The Chicago Conspiracy Trial (A&E, American Justice, Court TV), Daley: The Last Boss (PBS), and the BBC Radio Drama The Chicago Conspiracy Trial. He was a featured participant in the showcasing of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial at the national ABA convention in Chicago, August 2001. He is also the Founder and President of F, a literary anthology that publishes excerpts from novels-in-progress, stories, essays, and poetry. Schultz is the co-producer of the instructional videos The Living Voice Moves and Story from First Impulse to Final Draft. The Story Workshop video and written text was presented on Brown University's Education Alliance website, The Knowledge Loom ( He is also Founder and President of the Story Workshop Institute and SGI (Schultz Group, Inc.), offering supplementary education programs. He was appointed Fulbright Senior Specialist in fall 2007 and, along with Betty Shiflett, taught master's creative writing at Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC, helping them establish the first master's in creative writing program in China. New editions appeared in spring 2009 of No One Was Killed and The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, with forewords by Todd Gitlin and new afterwords by the author.