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What's All This About?

Successful writers have two common behaviors. First, they write a lot. Second, they seek out honest criticism.

The fact is, it's hard to improve your writing unless you are read, regularly.

The Naperville Writers Group offers you the opportunity to develop your craft and receive thoughtful, positive and useful critiques. Our members come from throughout the Chicago area and range from published, award-winning writers to those who write only for pleasure.

As an NWG member you'll find that you write more, and with growing confidence, with a little help from your fellow practitioners.

Writers are invited to attend a few meetings to see how we operate. We meet every Wednesday evening on the campus of North Central College in Naperville.

Due to conflicts with holidays, our Wednesday meetings on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2014 are cancelled. Our next meeting will be January 7, 2015 at 7:00PM. See you then!

It's Pronounced "En-Wig"

No stuffed shirts here.

We love to write, and to read, and we prefer to be around others who love to write and read.

So, while our regular meetings end at 9PM, the irregular meeting starts right afterward and goes until the wait staff throws us out. Looking for lively conversation? You've found it!

Check Us Out!

Attend a meeting and see for yourself. Join in the discussion and, when you're ready, become a member and present some of your work to the group.

Due to conflicts with holidays, our Wednesday meetings on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2014 are cancelled. Our next meeting will be January 7, 2015 at 7:00PM. See you then!

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The Naperville Writers Group's Annual Journal of Poetry & Prose

Rivulets is Here!

On Saturday, October 4th, the Naperville Writers Group will celebrate the 26th year of its annual anthology, Rivulets. Come and enjoy the celebration with your friends and family! Founder's Prize winners of prose and poetry will read their winning pieces. The judges, Curtis Crisler for poetry and Sachin Waikar for prose, will present their remarks as well. The event is free and open to the public. It will be a fun-filled afternoon with readings, refreshments, and door prizes. Join us at 1PM at the Naperville Library, 95th Street Branch, 3015 Cedar Glade Road, in Naperville. See you there!

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Books Our Members Have Written and Published

NWG member Ann Funck's first book is a collection of 15 years of her humorous essays. Pick it up, and you may be laughing that long. read on

Required Reading

Books to Read About the Art and Craft of Writing

NWG member Kristin LaTour says that Writing Down the Bones "...isn't a craft book on how to write, but more of a collection of personal essays on a writer's life." read on

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Books Worth Spending Time With

NWG member Marilyn Giese says "Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West is not easy reading, but it is a fascinating and gut-wrenching plea for tolerance and cooperation from a Muslim woman who loved her country, her God, and the West." read on

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Due to conflicts with holidays, our Wednesday meetings on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2014 are cancelled. Our next meeting will be January 7, 2015 at 7:00PM. See you then!

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Dan Montville Presents Proofreading Workshop

As the current Rivulets Editor, NWG member Dan Montville does a lot of proofreading. On January 30th, he'll share some of the finer points of this valuable but often overlooked skill. read on

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Interview -- Radio eNWiG Interviews Alice Walker

NWG members Earl Merkel and Ruan Wright interview Pulitzer Prize winning author and poet Alice Walker. Hosted by Earl Merkel, Ruan Wright. Engineered by Earl Merkel.

listen now   Download NWG_IN_20070920_01.mp3

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