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First and foremost:

We are not a critique group.

We are not a workshop group.

We are not a teaching institution.

We are a group of writers who get together to...just write.

This is a group that meets to WRITE, to socialize, and to offer encouragement and inspiration to others as we practice our craft. We're focused on the process, not the product.  Writing can be a solitary activity...but it doesn't have to be.

This is a group where the focus is actually on DOING the work as opposed to critiquing already finished works. I found so many groups on meetup focused on the critique, but none focused on motivating each other to get the writing done. So if you need motivation to get started, set a writing schedule, keep at it, or finish that novel, this group is for you.

We meet on Tuesday evenings, alternating Thursday and Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons on the north side of Chicago; Friday afternoons on the northwest side of Chicago; and Wednesday evenings on the south side of Chicago. Our locations are kept private for the safety and comfort of our members, so they may feel unencumbered while they write.

For more information on Just Write Chicago, please refer to our new Policy & Procedures manual which can be found under More -> Files.

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We're 2,392 Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:30 PM

    Just Write Monday Evening!

    10 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The OMG I'm Melting Edition

    9 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:00 PM

    Just Write Thursday!

    6 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, September 3, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    2 Writers attending
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    4 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    3 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 9, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 30, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
 
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Jennifer Cross, Beq, Josh McMullen
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