Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Usually the first half of the meeting is given over to members reading and workshopping each other’s writing. In the second half of the meeting, a member conducts a writing exercise or lesson. If there is time, we write together for a while, and more often than not we leave with some homework for our next meeting.
New members are always welcome. Any level of skill is acceptable. We are interested in your enthusiasm, in your story, in your willingness to write.
In 2007 NorthSide Writers Group members published their first chapbook, The Truth of Myth, featuring artwork by Chicago artist Joyce Owens and writers group members writing on themes of identity Owens’ work evokes. Six writers offer work ranging from poetry to essay to post modern story telling. The chapbook sells for $10 and can be ordered by contacting Debra Stone c/o Homewood Studios.
For more information about the NorthSide Writers Group, please email Debra Stone or call 612 964-8583.