Please note: We meet bi-weekly Fridays at 2:30 pm, in DeKalb.

DeKalb Area Creative Writers (DACW) is a group of friendly adults who are serious about writing.

We welcome new members who want helpful readings and feedback of their work-in progress and can commit to offering the same for fellow members.  We welcome any creative genres(poetry, memoir, fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, etc.) Our goal is to create a positive, encouraging, honest, and fun atmosphere that is consistent enough to build trust. To that end active participation is expected.

The way we work: We post work for review by midnight the Wednesday before each meeting. Members read the posted work and arrive on Friday ready to offer thoughtful feedback and to receive the same.

To join: Ask yourself these 3 questions:
-Does our meeting time and day work for you?
-Do you have the time to commit to reading others' work before each meeting?
-Will you be able to attend regularly and rsvp either way?
(You are encouraged, but not required, to post your own work each meeting.)

If you’re ready to join, just sign up and fill out the profile questions.  An organizer will contact and invite you to attend the first meeting as a guest so you can decide if we are a fit for you. If at the end of the meeting you still want to join, you're in. (the profile and first meeting is NOT to see if you are a fit for us.)

Sincerely,
Kate, Organizer, Bill and Karen, Assistant Organizers.

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  • 6 days ago · 2:30 PM

    Friday Meetup

    6 DeKalb Area Writers | 5.00

    We meet every other Friday. When group attendance is higher, meetings may run longer to 5, even 5:30. (for those who can stay later.) Dues are $1 a meeting. Hope to see... Learn more
  • May 8 · 5:00 PM

    After Meetup!

    6 DeKalb Area Writers

    After the intensity of our regular meetup, those interested in casual social time location to be announced. Please RSVP separately for both events. If you can't make... Learn more
  • May 8 · 2:30 PM

    Friday Meetup

    5 DeKalb Area Writers | 5.00

    We meet every other Friday. When group attendance is higher, meetings may run longer to 5, even 5:30. (for those who can stay later.) Dues are $1 a meeting. Hope to see... Learn more
  • April 24 · 2:30 PM

    Friday Meetup

    5 DeKalb Area Writers | 5.00

    We meet every other Friday. When group attendance is higher, meetings may run longer to 5, even 5:30. (for those who can stay later.) Dues are $1 a meeting. Hope to see... Learn more
  • April 10 · 5:00 PM

    After Meetup!

    5 DeKalb Area Writers

    After the intensity of our regular meetup, those interested in casual social time location to be announced. Please RSVP separately for both events. If you can't make... Learn more
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    Peg S. Peg S. commented on Friday Meetup
    5 days ago
    Peg S.

    "Loved meeting everyone. Great group and so helpful. Thanks. Can't wait for the next one."

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    "Wonderful group. Helpful meeting! Loved it!"
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    Peg S. Peg S. commented on Friday Meetup
    6 days ago
    Peg S.

    "Carol, I'm so sorry that you have a health problem and might not get to come. I was looking forward to meeting you as well! Hopefully, we'll meet in a couple of weeks. Thanks, Karen, for your words as well!"

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    Carol H. Carol H. commented on Friday Meetup
    May 21
    Carol H.

    "I have a painful health problem and might not attend tomorrow. I really want to come and especially to greet Peg."

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    Karen R. Karen R. commented on Friday Meetup
    May 21
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    "Welcome Peg Short. Something is hinky with Meetups one on one contact so I've been unable to welcome members when they join (rejoin) Karen"

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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