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

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

If you agree with this notion 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 H.W. Library, each writer will search throughout the heaps of shelves to find a book of some kind. Just one that calls out to them for whatever reason. Once found, they will bring it back to the group and swap texts with the other writers. Each writer will then create a piece of writing based on one of the found texts--be it on plumbing, ornithology or Katy 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.

Also, a big thanks to Grey Wolfe Publishing for supporting our writers! Learn more about them at

*due to scheduling conflicts we'll sometimes meet the first or third of the month. Maybe even the fourth. What?!? Madness, I know. Check the main page for specific dates. 

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  • Lynne

    My apologies for not previously attending this meetin. Among some ill timed medical issues, I've had a long awaited opportunity to go camping nearly every 4-5 days out of each week in the past 2 months, which is a passion (that also provides writing material.) I truly hope to join in what appears to be a superbly unique forum for decent and fun creative outlet.

    1 · July 25, 2014

    • Greg F.

      We look forward to you coming along! Have fun in the prairie.

      July 27, 2014

  • Mimi L.

    I just got back from Thailand and will be napping at random times but I'll be there in spirit. Have fun!

    July 26, 2014

    • Greg F.

      No worries Mimi! We look forward to seeing you next time.

      July 27, 2014

  • Nancy

    I went once and loved it. Wanted to go tomorrow, but something has come up. Will sign up for August. This is a really fun thing to do! Very different. Taps into creativity in a non-threatening way,.

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will make it if I can, but my company is having a booth at Wicker Park Fest, so I might not be able to get away--depends on how much coverage we have!

    July 22, 2014

    • Greg F.

      Roger that. Thanks for the heads up, and we hope you can make it!

      July 22, 2014

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