Meet the DuPage Writers Group



December 9, 2019

We will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at:

The West Conference Room

Bartlett Public Library
800 South Bartlett Road
Bartlett, Illinois

On :

January 13, 2020

February 10, 2020 and

March 9, 2020

We will meet in the East Conference Room                                                                                    From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

We normally hold meetings at The Carol Stream Public Library at 616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.  The Carol Stream Library is currently undergoing renovations.

We encourage you to participate by bringing in ten typewritten copies of a one to three page excerpt of your current work. You will then be asked read aloud your writing to our group. The rest of us will write critiques that include encouragements, comments, and suggestions on those copies. We then share our thoughts about what you had written. I myself find it helpful to hear and later refer to what other people have thought about something I am working on. I find it a way I can grow with my writing.

During our meetings we also like to take five to ten minutes to act on a Writing Prompt. That writing prompt might be one, two, or three statements, emotions, or spoken objects that you will react to on the spur of the moment and pen a short piece using or inspired by the spoken prompt. We then go around the room and read what we had written.
Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop.  Annual Memberships are available ($30) for those that wish to attend on a regular basis.


DuPage Writers Group is a vibrant non-profit writing group that meets monthly to nurture the potential of writers at all levels. We are dedicated to encouraging each writers creative voice in a welcome and constructive atmosphere.

DuPage Writers Group also produces the journal POSSIBILITIES on an annual basis.  Submissions are accepted with a paid membership and is an established outlet for new and established writers to publish their latest work. A free copy of the journal is included with an annual membership ($30).

The deadline for submissions to the 2019 POSSIBILITIES journal was March 17, 2019.  The theme for the 2019 journal was “Garden.” This theme was chosen in honor of one of our first members, Michele Bowers, who recently passed away.  She was an avid gardener with a great appreciation of life.  She was a beautiful person and a gifted writer.  Submissions are open to DuPage Writers Group members who have paid their annual membership fee.  For submitting to the journal and for paying your membership fees please contact Rose Calkins.

The deadline for submissions to the 2020 POSSIBILITIES journal will be March 1, 2020.  We are considering having Joy and Laughter as our theme.

The DuPage Writers Group publishes the Possibilities Journal each year. Our members are proud of the work they have put in on these pieces of prose, poetry, reality and their accompanying art work. The most recent volume (for 2019) is available to the public for $12.00. Previous volumes (that are on hand) are available for $5.00. Please contact Rose Calkins at:

if you want to purchase a copy

The DuPage Writers Group is proud to announce the second volume of our Veterans Journal:Honoring Our Veterans-Sharing Their Stories”. This journal contains the stories of military veterans from recent wars. The stories were written by various veterans themselves, their families, and their friends.  These accounts are based on interviews and remembrance.  Photos, poems, and drawings have been accepted to show that we honor these veterans’ lives, their contributions, and their healing and recovery process.  Please visit our link at Veterans’ Journal 2019

Schedule of Events: 

2020 DuPage Writers Group Workshop/Meeting Calendar:

We will be announcing when and where the meetings after March 2020  will be held.

Writers Workshop – Meeting Guidelines:

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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.

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4 responses to “Meet the DuPage Writers Group

  1. Dennis Bartizal

    Please feel free to post a question or a comment here.
    We will address them as soon as possible.
    The DuPage Writers Group

    • Rghinkle

      When are the possibilities “gardening” articles being published?

      • dupagewriters

        Rghinkle, We presented the 2019 Possibilities Journal at our meeting at the Bartlett Public Library on May 21, 2019. That Journal has a “gardening” theme in honor of one of our first members, Michele Bowers. The Journal is available for $12.00. Please contact Rose Calkins at if you are interested. Thanks. Dennis Bartizal

  2. Feel free to visit Writer’s Info Blog for inspiration, motivation and tips from writer Marcella S. Meeks

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