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.

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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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Independence Edition

    6 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side!

    4 Writers attending
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    Just Write Thursday!

    3 Writers attending
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    6 Writers attending
  • Monday, August 3, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Holding Onto Summer Edition

    2 Writers attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 1:00 PM

    Just Write Writers/Comics Mixup

    2 Writers attending
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Holding Onto Summer Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Holding Onto Summer Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, August 24, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Holding Onto Summer Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, September 7, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, September 21, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, September 28, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
 
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Rafaël

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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