Meet the DuPage Writers Group

DuPage Writers Group is a vibrant non-for-profit writing group which meets monthly to help nurture the potential of writers at all levels. We are dedicated to encouraging the creative voice in each person that brings out the positive spirit producing edifying writing for sharing with others. We are also a publishing company which publishes an annual journal named Possibilities. As stated in our journal publication, we do not welcome gratuitous violence, language, and sexual content. We meet the second Monday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm, September-December in the Horizon Room at the Carol Stream Public Library.  See Schedule of Events, below for meeting/speakers series dates. For group details, see our 2009 Bylaws of the DuPage Writers Group The DuPage Writers Group holds the copyright to all material on this website.

Contact: dupagewriters@gmail.com
Honored: We congratulate Natalia Toreeva of the DuPage Writers Group!

She has the honor of being listed as one of the 10000 best world artists of XVIII–XXI centuries by the Artists Trade Union of Russia on the website: http://10000best.com/best_engl.htm

The artists are nominated on the basis of the International Artists Rating

Possibilities literary journal submissions due date changed to March 15, 2014.

Details on how to submit are included in the attached submission form. PossibilitiesSubmissionFormV8.

Upcoming Events:

Next Meeting:

Monday, March 10, 2014, 7:00-9:00 in the Horizon Room of The Carol Stream Public Library, we will have a DWG writers group meeting. Please bring 7-10 copies of your piece(s), a writing utensil and blank paper for the writing prompt.

Monday, April 21st, 2014 from 7:00=9:00 at the Carol Stream Public library: Randy Richardson, attorney and author, founding member and first president of the Chicago Writers Association will speak about his new book Lost in the Ivy. For more details see LITISellSLost-in-the-Ivy-Coverheet 

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 Lit lab 51:

Lit Lab 51 Test Subjects is a group for those  interested in participating in Lit Lab 51! We’re looking for all works  of art–poetry, short stories, etc.–to be “critically” analyzed by an  eccentric group of extra terrestrials known as Litreneans!

For those unfamiliar, Lit Lab 51 is an amalgamation of acting,  improvisation, poetry reading, and an abundance of weirdness. A group of aliens from the planet Litrenea have come to our planet to study  humanity through their extensive supply of art!

Before each show we’ll update the cover photo with the date and theme  for the next Lit Lab 51 show. For those interested, you can:
– Post your submission to the group,
– Send it in a message to Corey Davis Dillard,
– or e-mail it to @TeenWritersandArtists@gmail.com

When you submit, make sure you’re available for the date of the next  show and performances take place at 7pm at the Marquee Youth Theater in  Charlestowne Mall.

This group is open, so feel free to invite  anyone you think might be interested! Post any questions or comments you have in the group and one of us Litreneans will be sure to help you  out!

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final-cover2013 Possibilities Journals are available: Possibilities, Writings from the DuPage Writers Group,Volume 8, Spring 2013, published by the DuPage Writer’s Group is  now available. If you are interested in purchasing the journal, they are $12.00 plus shipping. We will be selling them at the Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago from 9-4 on June 8th and 9th or you can order on PayPal:

Please support us and our guest writers!  You can purchase via PayPal!

You can also pay your DuPage Writers Group membership on PayPal. $30 per year plus $2. processing fee.

A Second Veterans Journal:

newind3We are gathering stories for a second volume of our veterans journal Honoring Our Veterans-Sharing Their Stories. The journal will contain the stories of veterans from recent wars–World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and the Cold War. They can be written by the veterans themselves, by family members, or based on interviews by members of the DuPage Writers Group. Photos, poems, and drawings are included to enrich the stories for our readers. The stories will honor the veterans lives, and share their many contributions. We hope they will also contribute to the healing and recovery process. We’ve all read about wars in history books, but wars look different when you see them from the unique perspective of the individuals who fought in them and their loved ones who cherish their memories. To submit stories, email our editor at cjneumann@sisna.com.

Schedule of Events:

The 2013-2014 DWG Meeting Calendar:

September   9, 2013: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

October 15, 2013:  Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Discovery Room)

November 11, 2013: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

November 18, 2013: Special meeting to be arranged from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (combined rooms)

December  9, 2013: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

January 13, 2014: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

February  10, 2014: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

February 17, 2014: Special meeting to be arranged from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (combined rooms)

March 10, 2014: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

April 14, 2014: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

April 21, 2014: Special meeting to be arranged from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (combined rooms)

May 12, 2014: Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library (Horizon Room)

June 9, 2014:  Regular workshop from 7-9 pm at the Carol Stream Public Library. (Horizon Room)

June 16,  2014: Possibilities Literary Journal Reading and Publication Party, Carol Stream Public Library, 7-9pm.

One response to “Meet the DuPage Writers Group

  1. Ms. Orchard,

    My name is Tiffany and I’m interning with Revolution MacInnes! He told me to check out your blog, and I loved reading about what you do! Good luck with all of your endeavors, and I hope to come to one of your events sometime!

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