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Meet up and write, based on an ever-changing theme

Jeff Tweedy once said, "The greatest feeling comes from creating something that wasn't there 10 minutes ago." 

If you agree with this statement and like to write, come join us every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-3PM at the Harold Washington Library to push ourselves to create something new.

But! This writers group will be much different than just a "meet up and write about whatever" group. Instead, it's part scavenger hunt, part mystery and part creativity.

The plan: At the HW Library, each writer will search throughout the heaps of shelves to find a text of some sort. Just one that calls out to them for whatever reason. Once found, they will bring it back to the group and swap texts with another writer. Each writer will then create a piece of writing based on their text--be it on plumbing, ornithology or Kate Perry. You're the creator. The text is your unpredictable starting point. We'll then share out (if so desired) and give copious high-5's and chest bumps, etc.

I'm by no means a professional writer, just somebody who wants to create something new and give myself and others a fun way to do so. Come join!

Bring a pen and paper if you'd like or some will be provided.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event. Fun and engaging. I really enjoyed this.

    February 8, 2014

  • Anna

    Hello all! Sorry for sucking so badly, but I'm running terribly late and will hopefully be there by 1:30. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa! Should I still head toward the meeting location (now on the 5th floor) assuming folks will be gathered there scribbling away? What a way to make my debut into the Writing Group, eh? See you soon! ;)

    February 8, 2014

    • Greg F.

      Yeah! Come join whenever you can.

      February 8, 2014

    • Anna

      Fabulous! Thanks

      February 8, 2014

  • Greg F.

    This month we will be on the 5th floor due to some rearranging at the library. Come up the escalator and look behind you--we're at the large wooden tables. See you soon!

    February 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      On the wsy ...

      February 8, 2014

  • Kyle

    I'm bringing a friend. Unless my friend thinks it's too cold to go.

    February 7, 2014

  • Greg F.

    Hey all!

    I look forward to seeing you all next week. Here's some further instructions on how to find us at The HaWa (a nickname I just made up for The Harold Washington)

    -Enter the third floor through the turnstiles.
    -Take a right past the escalator
    -By the window you'll see our sign and a red balloon*

    See you Saturday at 1!
    Greg

    *balloon color subject to change

    February 1, 2014

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