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Soon to be Pretentious Writers
This will be a meeting for those of us who want to write and share what we write. Please read the description on the site if you have not attended one of our meetings before.

Chicago Public Library: Harold Washington Library Center

400 South State Street · Chicago, IL

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The Chicago Writers Association (CWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the 4 C’s of writing: creativity, commerce, craft and community. CWA strives to:

– Foster a visible, supportive writing community.

– Provide genuine, constructive feedback and access to resources.

– Assist writers at all levels achieve their writing goals.

– Build a bridge to unite all facets of Chicago’s diverse literary culture.

– Promote Chicago as a place of literary distinction.

"Soon to Be Pretentious Writers Club"

Meet up and write, based on an ever-changing theme! Come join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 1-3 PM at the Harold Washington Library. We're on the 5th floor by the wooden tables to your left.

But! This writers group will be different. 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 each writer will then create a piece of writing based on their text, whatever the subject is. The text is your unpredictable starting point. We'll then share (if so desired) and give comments. I'm not a professional writer, but have always wanted to be and hope to make that dream come true. Whether you are earning money from writing or not, we welcome you. Bring a pen and paper, laptop, or tablet, whatever your preferred writing tools are and join the fun.

Thank you to previous organizers for your service in putting these events together.

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