addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

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.

Stay creative.

We're 2,850 Writers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    12 Writers attending
  • Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 PM

    Just Write Monday!

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Right On Writing On! - The Solstice Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    3 Writers attending
  • Friday, July 7, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Right On Writing On - The Camp NaNoWriMo Edition

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Right On Writing On - The Camp NaNoWriMo Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
 
Founded Jan 24, 2010

Help support your Meetup

Chip in

Organizers:

Jennifer Cross, Beq, Josh McMullen
Contact

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy