Events 2019

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 12 – Woodridge – noon-3 PM
      • Intro to the Journey + our online tools – Tim Yao, Sam McAdams
      • Wabi Sabi for Writers – Tim Yao
    • Saturday, February 9 – GEPL – 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
      • An intimate discussion with Danielle Egan-Miller, President of Browne and Miller Literary Associates
    • Saturday, March 9 – Woodridge – noon-3 PM
      • Memoir writing workshop – Tim Yao, Tanasha Martin (tentative)
      • Dialogue workshop – Daniel McCullough
    • Saturday, April 13 – GEPL 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
      • Book Report on The Creative Curve – Catherine Brennan
      • Workshop with SFF author Tim Akers
    • Saturday, May 11 – Woodridge – noon-3 PM
      • Critiquing Workshop – Catherine Brennan + Tim Yao
      • Mystery Writing Workshop – Barbara Lipkin + Todd Hogan
    • Saturday, June 8 – GEPL – 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
      • Workshop: Dialogue, by Daniel McCullough
      • Creativity & writing, a workshop by Tim Yao. Everyone should have at least one creative outlet. Creativity is good for your soul. Writing is a particularly portable yet impactful creative endeavor. You can do it almost anywhere with only a pen and pad of paper on hand; and the words you write can preserve your memories, transform your life experiences and imagination into pieces that can entertain, enthrall, move your readers to laugh, to cry, to learn, and to grow. Spend an hour to reconnect with your inner writer. NOTE: the intention of this workshop is to trial some concepts for a workshop that I am giving at the Naperville Public Library librarians staff day in September; I have some initial thoughts and will be looking to get your help.
    • Saturday, September 14 – Woodridge – noon-3 PM
      • Marketing your book in 2019 – Melinda Borucki
      • Organizing and Keeping things on Track – Leslie Gail

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. We will be reading/performing Measure for Measure.

  • Saturday, February 16 – GEPL – 1-3 PM

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 held at the Woodridge Public Library is designed to help you understand what your writer’s voice is. Registration is required; participation is limited to 18 people. Participants should bring paper and pen and/or their laptop computer as there will be writing exercises.

  • Writer’s Voice: Saturday, June 15 – Woodridge – 1-4 PM

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some of the roads accessing the Woodridge Public Library will be blocked due to the Woodridge Jubilee event:
In preparation of the Woodridge Jubilee, and during the event, the following streets will be closed on Monday, June 11th, through Monday, June 18th:

  • Woodridge Drive will be closed from 71st Street to Center Drive
  • Center Drive will be closed from Wild Plum to Plaza Drive

People should consider approaching the library from Janes Avenue (from 75th Street) to Central Drive to Plaza Drive.

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