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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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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    3 Writers attending
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore cafés and write on Sunday

    11 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:30 PM

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

    9 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM

    Just Write Thursday!

    1 Writers attending
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    3 Writers attending
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    4 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:30 PM

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

    3 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    4 Writers attending
  • Friday, May 20, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:30 PM

    Just Write/Indie City Writers

    4 Writers attending
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    2 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:30 PM

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

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

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

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

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

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

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

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

    1 Writers attending
 
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