What we're about

I have wanted to create a space for creative female-identifying and nonbinary folks for a while. I would like this to be a safe space and a place of support for creative writing projects of all kinds: novels, poetry, memoir, screenplays, journaling, etc. This group is for both people who are deep into projects and those who are just starting out and/or need more motivation. Our goal will be to have "let's just get together and write" meetings twice a month for productivity and accountability. This is not a critique group, although you may be able to find critiquing partners within the group.

I will also be utilizing our online discussion forum so that we can continue our discussions, ask questions and seek support for our creative lives between meet-ups!
Some basic ground rules:

• Please cancel your RSVP at least one day prior to the meeting if you will be unable to attend. This allows others who wish to attend to move from the waiting list to the attendee list. 3 no-shows without canceling your RSVP will result in removal from the group.

• If you would like to share links to learning opportunities, blogs and other works published, or other writing-related information, you may do so in the message boards or in an event's discussion/comments.

• It should go without saying, but please be supportive and respectful of everyone's process and only offer solicited and constructive criticism of any shared work.

• If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me via Meetup. Although busy between two jobs, I usually respond to messages within a few days.

***In order to aid in the cost of a 6-month Meetup membership and yearly Zoom membership, after a trial period all members will be charged annual dues of $10.

Upcoming events (1)

Write Where You Are: (Virtual Event)

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We will be using Zoom for the remote session. You must RSVP "Yes" to this event and subscribe to member email notifications in order to receive the link to the second check-in. If you need a brush-up on how to do that, you can find that information here: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002879591-Editing-my-email-settings
We will join the video chat at 9:00 to chat about what we're working on. We will then log off at 9:15 to write for a few hours. Finally, we'll come back together again at 11:30am to discuss how our writing went, how we're handling social distancing, and anything else that's on our minds!
You will need to have a camera and microphone to join our first and second check-in calls, and you may have to download plugins for those.
If you RSVP "Yes" and it turns out that you can't make it, please change your RSVP to "No" so we know how many to expect and so someone else can sign up if the event is full.
To post writing-related links or your own published works/blogs/etc., please go to our Message Board here: https://www.meetup.com/chicagowomenwriters/messages/boards/thread/51949954

Past events (220)

Write Where You Are: (Virtual Event)

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