Monday, February 25, 2013
Chicago-area Writing Groups
Chicago-area writing groups
Chicago Women in Publishing (cwip.org)
Chicago Writers Association (chicagowrites.org)
Illinois Women's Press Assn. (iwpa.org)
Independent Writers of Chicago, (iwoc.org)
Midwest Writers Association (midwestwriters.com)
Off-Campus Writers Workshop (ocww.bizland.com)
Story Studio.com (storystudio.com)
By loose definition, these are groups who charge an annual membership fee and/or charge per-session for events held year-round. There are also many writing groups in our area, but these are the main ones that offer public events, and guest speakers, Some national organizations such as ASJA.org have local chapters. There are many powerful and rewarding online writing organization too. One I belong to is Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network at spawn.org. I also recommend all writers join the free online groups:
SheWrites.com and RedRoom.com. Take a look at them and see what you're missing.
If I missed a group you like, add it below by leaving a comment. Let's keep the Chicago-area a vibrant writing community.
By 2015, we'll welcome the new American Writer's Museum to Chicago as well.
See you online,