This is a group for writers of any type to come together for support and a host of other writing oriented activities. Most events will be critiques of each others works. Other events my include going open mics, visiting other writers groups (i.e. Illinois State Poetry Society, Poets and Patrons) or making  the trek to the Printers Row event in Chicago. All suggestions are welcome. This will be a safe place to share your work as we will be supportive and encouraging of each other. There are groups out there that are pretty hard on some of their members. While honesty is necessary, being brutal isn't. This is where this group makes a concerted effort to be honest, but, caring, offering intelligent rather than emotional critiques.

All are welcome here, whether one is penning their life story to pass along to their grandchildren, creative flash fiction, speculative fiction or a sci-fi/fantasy, let's get together to do this thing and have fun doing it.

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Recent Meetups

  • March 21 · 7:00 PM

    Poetry Open Mic

    3 Agents of Creation | 5.00

    Coffee Planet is still in business and has just changed owners. APP has been reading at local venues for over 20 years. Their focus is on sharing the human experience... Learn more
  • January 31 · 1:00 PM

    Writers Critique

    5 Agents of Creation | 5.00

    Writers will submit their works in progress in the files section for other members to read and write comments on. If possible, please bring a few copies to pass around... Learn more
  • January 17 · 7:00 PM

    Poetry Reading Open Mic

    5 Agents of Creation | 4.50

    APP has been reading at local venues for over 20 years. Their focus is on sharing the human experience through poetry. They are a very supportive group with readers from... Learn more
  • December 27, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Writers Critique

    10 Agents of Creation | 5.00

    Writers will submit their works in progress in the files section for other members to read and write comments on. If possible, please bring a few copies to pass around... Learn more
  • December 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Poetry Reading Open Mic

    6 Agents of Creation

    APP has been reading at local venues for over 20 years. Their focus is on sharing the human experience through poetry. They are a very supportive group with readers from... Learn more
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    Daniel T. M. Daniel T. M. commented on Writers Critique
    1h ago
    Daniel T. M.

    "Can't make it this month. Besides, with having been sick for a couple of weeks and my work schedule, I haven'­t produced much of anything worth showing."

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    Ida K. Ida K. commented on Writers Critique
    2 days ago
    Ida K.

    "Ryno, why don't you drop by, say hello and leave. It's always good to see you and think of the quick visit as "comin­g up for air.""

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    Kevin J. M. Kevin J. M. commented on Writers Critique
    2 days ago
    Kevin J. M.

    "I have reasons for pulling out of this coming Saturday like this. I'll communicate­ them with anything who contacts me [masked] but I don't want to want to go into them here."

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    Adam Adam commented on Writers Critique
    2 days ago
    Adam

    "I have humbly submitted three poems for a 4 page max. As this is my first writers critique (other than when I was in school/ class), I hope not to step on toes...."

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    Ryno Ryno commented on Writers Critique
    3 days ago
    Ryno

    "To address the leadership idea, I think it's a fair idea to start with someone specific, in this case Wayne'­s (unless he has objections)­. The format will be the same, since it seems to have worked well the past couple of times...."

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    Ida K. Ida K. commented on Writers Critique
    3 days ago
    Ida K.

    "Hey Ryno, my only suggestion is we start with Wayne'­s submission first this Saturday as we ran late the last time."

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    Kevin J. M. Kevin J. M. commented on Writers Critique
    3 days ago
    Kevin J. M.

    "Ryno, I'm sorry to hear that of course, but then ... who is running the meeting? One thing I've learned about writing groups. If nobody is running them, then nothing gets done...."

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    Ryno Ryno commented on Writers Critique
    4 days ago
    Ryno

    "Just as a heads-up, it looks like I have to bypass this one as well. I can't make to this one as a few things are going on and I'm struggling to keep up with school - second set of presentatio­ns are due next week...."

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    Adam Adam commented on Writers Critique
    5 days ago
    Adam

    "How do I submit my work? Don't see a tab for submissions­ (on mobile now...)."

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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