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The 2d Annual OCWW WALK

Take a Writer’s Break

The 2d Annual OCWW WALK Sun. Nov. 3, 2013, 7:15 a.m. 

("The third day comes a frost, a killing frost.”)

This year’s honorary Author Ghost shall be Christopher Hitchens, late author, pundit, philosopher.

We meet in front of the Winnetka Community House. 

We will take an invigorating walk through Winnetka, to Lake Michigan at Tower, whilst reflecting on the murder, mystery and history of the North Shore, and ponder Christopher’s contributions to the writing world (the only walks he preferred were those headed towards a bar; we’ll have lattes).

Yes, November is breezy but this walk is bound to refresh your writer’s emotive impulses. We’ll watch the gulls and gannets diving and scuttling above the alewives (should their remnant corpses remain)---- pagan, secular or religious, you’ll experience a spiritual uplift.


Strictly Sousa, 

by the Dallas Wind Symphony-- on your iPod or MP3 player; you’ll be goose-stepping with the best of them.

Books on the pilgrimage

: the relationship between walking and writing is as old as culture: footsteps are our first prints and every walk is a step away from a story. No wonder there should be such a long and extraordinary literature of the leg.

So hustle up Huckleberries and plan to join the



. Wear black and gold. There will be a drawing for a bottle of imported “Writer’s Tears” Irish whiskey. Then, return to your home, turn on


La Mer 

(the Sea by Julio Iglesias or anything by Edith Piaf, pour yourself a heady schnapps and return to your manuscript.)


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  • Barry

    Our magnificent leader scores a winner again. Terrific, terrific happening.

    November 3, 2013

  • Brenda R.

    fabulous tour guide.

    November 3, 2013

  • Sarah

    Awesome blend of great weather and wit led by Brenda and her 20+ page historical tidbits combining history, happenings and legacies of the area. Outstanding! (Note: after the first five minutes, you are moving and learning and laughing so hard, it's never chilly! Join us the next time!)

    November 3, 2013

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