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What is Off Campus Writers’ Workshop? Since 1946, OCWW has encouraged and inspired Chicago-area writers in developing their writing avocations. OCWW meets Thursday mornings from September to May. A variety of speakers will elevate your writing technique with a diversity of topics, including genre fiction, nonfiction, children’s lit, contemporary romance, poetry, publishing, and the implication of ebooks, to name just a few. Here, you will achieve your individual writing goals while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow writers. You can also submit manuscripts for professional critique by some our speakers. When you are published, we will announce your achievement at the workshops online. We have about 200 members. New participants and members are welcome.

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  • 3 days ago · 9:30 AM

    Scott Whitehair — Presentation Styles

    2 Writers

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    Cheryl Besnjak - Copyright Law

    2 Writers

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  • January 28 · 9:30 AM

    Andy Nathan - Internet Marketing

    1 Member

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  • Dec 17, 2015 · 11:30 AM

    OCWW Holiday Party

    7 Writers | 5.00

    You are invited to the annual holiday party to be held at Maggiano's at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie. Parking is free. Join us as we celebrate the season and the joys of... Learn more
  • Dec 10, 2015 · 9:30 AM

    Esther Hershenhorn: Writing for Children

    4 Writers | 5.00

    ALMOST Everything I’ve Learned about Writing for Children Since Attending My First OCWW Workshop in 1978! Children’s Book Author, teacher and Writing Coach Esther... Learn more
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  • Penny Fields founded OCWW = Off Campus Writers' Workshop

    on February 5

Founded Feb 5, 2013

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