Events 2021

General Meetings

Bring your lunch, come out for the round-robin sharing (the first hour) and then participate in 1-2 planned workshops.

  • Saturday, January 9 – noon-3 pm
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. We’ll introduce everyone to the Journey and the major paths, brainstorm our program for 2021, and make plans for the year. There will be two workshops
  • Saturday, Feb 13 – noon-3 pm
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. There will be two workshops.
    • Daniel – D&D mechanics
    • focus and time management:  how do people deal with distractions, competing priorities, a day job that is not writing, etc. (Sam)
  • Saturday, March 13 – noon-3 pm
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. There will be two workshops.
    • Mindset for Writers (Writer’s Block, feelings/self-doubts, managing distractions) – Kira 
    • Using the TikTok social media platform for storytelling (Leslie – @declareorder) 
  • Saturday, April 10 – noon-3 pm
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. There will be two workshops.
      • Creativity (Connie Sun)
      • Steps to Success for Indie Publishing (Amy Alessio)
  • Saturday, May 9 – noon-3 pm
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. There will be two workshops.
    • Public speaking (Bevan Das)
    • Conlanguages (constructed languages) (Sarah Vu)
  • Saturday, June 12 – noon-3 pm
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. There will be two workshops.
      • Gamified productivity and writing apps (Julie) 
      • Marketing presentation (Melinda)
  • Saturday, September 12 – Woodridge (noon-4 pm)
    • Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. There will be two workshops.
    • Book cover making (Jenn Bauer) 
    • second workshop TBD

Shakespeare Reader’s Theatre

The works of William Shakespeare are beautifully written, but many aren’t aware of how much fun they are to read and to act. Everyone old enough to read Shakespeare is welcome to join us—everyone present will have at least some part in the work (and maybe two or three  ). No experience or preparation is needed (though it can be helpful to watch some free performances of the plays beforehand). We’re there to have fun, stretch ourselves a little, and enjoy the Bard’s great work.

  • Saturday, Feb 20 1-3 PM (online)

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Writer’s Voice Workshop

Your writer’s voice is the distinctive quality of your writing that characterizes it in the minds of those who read your works. Readers fall in love with their favorite authors’ writing voice and seek out their books. Becoming aware of your own writing voice is a helpful step towards mastering the craft of writing. This free three-hour workshop is sponsored by the Woodridge Public Library and is designed to help you understand what your writer’s voice is. Registration is required–register here.Participation is limited to 18 people. Participants should bring paper and pen and/or their laptop computer as there will be writing exercises.

  • Saturday, June 19, 1-4 PM (online)

Other Paths

 

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