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Emilio Williams has lectured in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Emilio is a free-lance academic teacher and has taught, as an adjunct, in several US universities, including Georgia State University, Dominican University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, and Columbia College of Chicago.

He has also been a guest speaker and visiting artist in institutions such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mary Washington University, University of Virginia, Loyola University in Chicago, Instituto Cervantes, The University of Chicago Center in Beijing, Alliance Française, and The American Library in Paris.


Emilio lectures on the creative process, based on his own experience as a playwright and non-fiction writer. He also offers workshops for aspiring and emerging writers.


He is also a faculty member at Chicago Dramatists where he has taught a Master Class in playwriting, among several sold-out adult-education intensives.

SPRING 2022:

FALL 2021:

  • First Person Queer (Georgia State University)

SPRING 2021:

  • Walking After Midnight (Performative Lecture, Queering the City Conference in Paris)

  • Performance Theory and Practice (Georgia State University)

  • Playwriting II (Columbia College Chicago)

  • From Aristotle to Binge-watching (Dominican University and Chicago Dramatists)

  • Exit, pursued by a bear: writing stage-directions (Chicago Dramatists)​

Other popular classes include:

  • Poking the Canon: How to subvert the classics.

  • So you want to be a writer…

  • Fish-out-of-water: Introduction to Creative Writing

  • How to write a one-act play

  • Dialogue and Stage Directions

  • Theater History

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