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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 2,282 Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, May 27, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    6 Writers attending
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    2 Writers attending
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    13 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The May There Be Warmth! Edition

    7 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    4 Writers attending
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, June 5, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    3 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00 AM

    JWC Goes To Printers Row Lit Fest

    22 Writers attending
  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    Just Write Chicago Celebrates Bad Writing!

    7 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, June 17, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, June 24, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
 
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Jennifer Cross, Beq, Josh McMullen
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