Meet the DuPage Writers Group


Due to certain requirements our next Zoom Meeting will be held this coming Monday evening, October 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm.  Rose Calkins will send our members emails containing the Zoom link and information on how to use it.  We will be celebrating our 17th volume of our Possibilities Journal.  

Normally we will be held, by Zoom, on the second Monday of the month, November 14, 2022 and December 12, 2022 and so on


Due to Health Concerns the DuPage Writers Group will not be holding any in person  meetings until further notice.

 If they begin in person hosting again our meetings will be as follows.  I will update this website when I get the news.

Bartlett Public Library
800 South Bartlett Road
Bartlett, Illinois

Future Meetings:

none as of this time.

We also used to hold meetings at The Carol Stream Public Library at 616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.  When the Carol Stream Library was currently undergoing renovations, we temporarily switched to using the Bartlett Public Library.  We are also currently not holding in person meetings at the Carol Stream Public Library due to health concerns.

When our meetings resume, 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).

We have not yet made public what the 2022 Possibilities Journal, volume 17’s theme is.


Submissions will be open to DuPage Writers Group members who have paid their annual membership fee.  Please wait to submit your works for our journal until we announce this year’s Journal theme.  Then, please submit your Journal work to  For submitting to the journal and for paying your membership fees please contact Rose Calkins.

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 2022) 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: 

2022 DuPage Writers Group Workshop/Meeting Calendar:

We will be announcing when and where in person events will be held .

Writers Workshop – Meeting Guidelines:

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The DuPage Writers Group holds the copyright to all material on this website.

8 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

  3. Hello DuPage Writers, my name is Marcy and I am the Secretary of the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library. Recently, we’ve begun to host poetry night/open mic nights at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Our hope is to provide a welcoming and open atmosphere for local people to read, share, perform, and learn about poetry or writing works. We’d love to extend an open invitation to your writing to join us. Our next night is scheduled for April 21st from 7:00-8:00pm.

    Our open mic night is very new so we are really excited to see it flourish. Beyond April, we have another one scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th; Tuesday, August 25th; and Tuesday, October 20th (7-8pm). We are open to getting feedback and recommendations for our program.

    Please feel free to reach out to me or the other officers by emailing

  4. James

    Dear D W G,
    Please let me know when meetings resume. I live in Carol Stream and am interested in attending some future meetings to see if I am a match your membership. Interested in Sea, Aviation and Space Fiction. Recently retired from my job, now have too much time and am looking to further my writing.
    Thank you,
    James Harper
    473 Yardley Drive
    Carol Steam IL 60188
    Tel: 630.709.2100

  5. Jim Lescher

    Wondering if you are still functioning as a group. I’d be interested in attending a meeting if available. I’m getting ready to retire and would like to remain active.

  6. Jack Omori

    When is the next in person or zoom meeting? Do I have to join to get more info?

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