PLEASE NOTE -- Meetup.com keeps raising their attendance fees, and we don't want to pass this onto our members. We are leaving meetup.com and will organize on Facebook, at least in the short term, until we find a better method. Our Facebook group can be found here:
Champaign/Urbana Creative Writers (CUCW) is for anyone who likes to write, for any reason whatsoever. We welcome all poets, sci-fi'ers, history buffs, horror addicts, sultry erotics, fiction lovers, non-fiction lovers and everything in between! The goal of this group will be to develop and grow our writing talents though readings, self critiques and the like. This group is about growth, sharing and openness. But if you aren't comfortable sharing your writing yet, come on out and see how we do thigns, maybe you'll like it!
Have any interesting war stores stories about the whole publishing "process?" Need some honest feedback of your query letter? Looking for a beta reader? CUCW is also about sharing best practices for approaching agents, getting published and in short, kicking a**. :)
And on a final note, CUCW is about making friends. And not just drinking buddies, writing buddies. People who share a similar passion and who will work to help you succeed, just as you would for your writing buddy. :)