Events 2024

This page has information about Journey monthly General Meeting and one time events like Shakespeare Theater and the Writer’s Voice Workshop. Other Paths have their own event information, though public events are typically added to the Journey calendar (shown in agenda view to the right).

Up to date information for all Journey activity should be on the google calendar — try looking at it in Agenda view. If an event is not listed there, you can sometimes find information on the google group site–but ask the Path leader to add the info to the Journey calendar.

General Meetings

We begin with round-robin sharing (the first hour) and then participate in 1-2 planned workshops. Zoom links for these meetings are available upon request. Meetings go from noon-3 PM CDT

  • Jan 13 – GEPL, South Meeting Room
    • Intro to the 2024 Journey (Tim Yao, Sam McAdams, Daniel McCullough, Jenn Bauer)
    • Anne Beall’s The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales
  • Feb 10 – Woodridge
    • Reading for Writers (Jenny Johnson)
    • Publishing panel (part II) (Jenny Johnson, Nikki Green)
  • Mar 9 – GEPL, South Meeting Room
    • Deep Perspective (Sam McAdams, Tim Yao)
    • Book formatting: from manuscript to publishable PDF/e-pub (Jenn Bauer)
  • Apr 13 – Woodridge
    • Poetry slam (participation workshop, Bevan Das)
    • What it takes to get a good story into an anthology (Anne Beall)
  • May 11 – GEPL, South Meeting Room
    • Dialogue workshop (Daniel McCullough)
    • Humorous writing or How to not make the writing too serious (Sam McAdams, Jenn Bauer)
  • Jun 8 – Woodridge
    • How to use AI to improve your writing (Anne Beall)
    • The Business of Being an Author (Nikki Green & Jenny Johnson)
  • Sep 14 – GEPL, South Meeting Room
    • Mystery Writing (Katie Lazicki, Daniel McCullough, Tauna Sonne-LeMare, Lauren Ford)
    • Royals (Gertrude Daly)

Editing Path Meetings

These run 10-noon on the third Saturday of each month. They will be hybrid Zoom and in the Shakespeare Room at GEPL.

  • Jan 20
  • Feb 17
  • Mar 16
  • Apr 20
  • May 18
  • Jun 15
  • Jul 20
  • Aug 17
  • Sep 21

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.

  • To be scheduled (we’ll try to do this outdoors in downtown Naperville when the weather is warmer)

2024 NaperWriMo events

  • Prep workshop – Oct 5th
  • Prep workshop – Oct 12th
  • Prep workshop – Oct 19th
  • Kick-off Oct 26 – Naperville Municipal Center
  • Dueling Trains – Nov 9th
  • All Day Write-In – November 16th
  • TGIO – Dec 7 – Naperville Municipal Center