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

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 12:00 PM

    Logan Square Just Write

    3 Writers attending
  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    9 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 1, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    3 Writers attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 12:00 PM

    Annual JWC Printers' Row Lit Fest Outing

    23 Writers attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 5:00 PM

    JWC's Printers Row Evening Gathering

    11 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 8, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Solstice Edition

    2 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Solstice Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Solstice Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On - The Solstice Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, July 6, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 12:00 PM

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

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

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

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

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

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

    Let's Write Logan Square, Too

    1 Writers attending
 
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