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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 3,026 Writers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    4 Writers attending
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM

    Just Write Thursday!

    3 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 22, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    4 Writers attending
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    4 Writers attending
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    8 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Right On Writing On - The Fall Leaves Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, September 29, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    2 Writers attending
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, October 1, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Right On Writing On! - The Samhain Series

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, October 6, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    2 Writers attending
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00 PM

    Keep Right On Writing On! - The Samhain Edition

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM

    Let's Write South Side

    2 Writers attending
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 12:00 PM

    Just Write Logan Square

    1 Writers attending
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:00 PM

    Let's Write In Wicker Park

    1 Writers attending
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 PM

    Explore coffee houses and write on Sunday

    1 Writers attending
 
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Jennifer Cross, Beq, Josh McMullen
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