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First and foremost:

We are not a critique group.

We are not a workshop group.

We are not a teaching institution.

We are a group of writers who get together to...just write.

This is a group that meets to WRITE, to socialize, and to offer encouragement and inspiration to others as we practice our craft. We're focused on the process, not the product.  Writing can be a solitary activity...but it doesn't have to be.

This is a group where the focus is actually on DOING the work as opposed to critiquing already finished works. I found so many groups on meetup focused on the critique, but none focused on motivating each other to get the writing done. So if you need motivation to get started, set a writing schedule, keep at it, or finish that novel, this group is for you.

We meet on Tuesday evenings, alternating Thursday and Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons on the north side of Chicago; Friday afternoons on the northwest side of Chicago; and Wednesday evenings on the south side of Chicago. Our locations are kept private for the safety and comfort of our members, so they may feel unencumbered while they write.

For more information on Just Write Chicago, please refer to our new Policy & Procedures manual which can be found under More -> Files.

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We're 2,694 Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM

    Just Write Thursday!

    11 Writers attending
  • Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    4 Writers attending
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 AM

    Let's Write in Wicker Park (Early Edition)

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    4 Writers attending
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:00 PM

    Come write with me on Sunday

    5 Writers attending
  • Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00 PM

    Just Write Monday Evening!

    2 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On [For The Luck Of It]

    4 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    3 Writers attending
  • Friday, March 31, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00 AM

    Let's Write in Wicker Park (Early Edition)

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:00 PM

    Come write with me on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM

    Keep Write On Writing On At StoryStudio Chicago!

    11 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 1:00 PM

    Come write with me on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
 
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Jennifer Cross, Beq, Josh McMullen
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