Meet the DuPage Writers Group

You ARE Invited!  Plan On Attending the Next Writers Workshop:

Writers Workshop Monday May 9th, 2016

616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream

Carol Stream Public Library- Horizon Room 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Please bring 7 to 10 copies of your written work and a pen and paper for the writing prompt.




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.

2015 Possibilities Journals are available:

Click the Buy Now Link below to buy for $12.00 plus shipping.

Also available via our online order system is a

DuPage Writers Group membership – $30 per year plus $2 processing.

Paypal and all major credit cards accepted.


We are gathering stories for a second volume of our Veterans Journal “Honoring Our Veterans-Sharing Their Stories”. The journal will contain the stories of military veterans from recent wars. They can be written by the veterans, their family or an account based on an interview. Photos, poems, and drawings are accepted and will honor the veterans lives, their contributions and the healing and recovery process. To submit stories, email our editor at

Schedule of Events: 

2016 DuPage Writers Group Meeting Calendar:

Monday May 9th, regular workshop Carol Stream Library 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monday June 13th, regular workshop Carol Stream Library 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wednesday June 15th, Journal Release Party Carol Stream Library 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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.

Contact :

2 responses 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!

  2. Judy Stoddart

    Would it be possible to circulate the below message?

    I am working on a novel involving the day-to-day antics of an Independent Living facility.

    My request is for light-hearted true accounts among seniors, family members or staff, but will review any other unique situations that may apply. All names and facilities will be confidential.

    Your response can be in dialogue, a few sentences or longer; whereas I’ll piece together a story in my own words with your submissions.

    I will accept all correspondence via Attn: Judy Stoddart until April 30th.

    Please do not send as an attachment but paste in body of email. Subject line to read: Independent Living.

    When published, your acknowledgment will be granted with your permission.


    Sole Existence – The Montreal Review

    Field of Dreams – Prairie Journal and Prairie Writers

    The Old Woman on the Park Bench – Nashwaak Review

    Company’s Coming – Measured Moments

    Mother’s Way – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith

    I was accepted for the 2015 Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program (January 1st – June 15th, 2015). The picture book that was selected via a jury was Rosella’s Messy Room.

    I have just completed a 60,000 word manuscript titled Thirteen Ways to Meet a Woman, and a collection of poems titled Crossing the Tracks. Both have been submitted to publishers but the waiting game can be long before any written material is accepted.

    Formerly the Editorial Assistant for Style Manitoba magazine, I continue as a freelance writer.

    As for this latest project, I prefer not to self-publish. With that said, it’s the slow process of writing, editing, searching for an interested publisher and waiting…

    My husband and I will be in Orlando, Florida till April. We live in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Canada. The setting of this particular novel will be North Dakota but that won’t restrict submissions from different parts of the country.

    On another note, the gist of this story was presented to Original Pictures. Producer, Kim Todd and Nicholas Hirst marketed the synopsis to television networks but it wasn’t picked up😦

    Everyone has a story to tell.

    Judy Stoddart

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