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: Advice from the greats (small presentation) then open discussion. Bring a few tips of the trade suggestions you have from your favorite authors.  — Deb Kollar
      • Experiences at the Odyssey Writing Workshop and other writing conventions – Holly Stoj
    • 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

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