Aug 272014

Water Street Studios announces the availability of a Shared Writers Studio as of Sept 15, 2014. A maximum of 3 writers may rent the studio, which will be furnished with 3 simple desks and office chairs (or you may bring your own). You will have key card access to WSS and a key to the studio. The cost for each writer will be $125 per month and there is a 3-month minimum rental.  An interview, deposit and signed contract are required. A 2nd studio may be made available if demand is high. Contact

Aug 192014

Name: Writers’ Jam
Focus: Block out time on your calendar and actually write whatever you want in the company of other writers! Say hi and get busy!
Where: Old Towne Pub basement (Location may change-check ahead)
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month at ~ 8 PM until whenever. (Additional days and times vary.)
Contact: Please RSVP to Don Hunt (, 630-209-7710)

Aug 162014

The debut reading event for the Night Writers Workshop was held Thursday, August 14th, at The Little Traveler in Geneva. The readings were great, the wine was great and the food by Chef David was wonderful.

Aug 152014

Remember–no Waterline Writers in August. We’ll announce our fall schedule and call for submissions next week.

If you’ve missed us this summer, watch one of the 160 readings on our Video Library. It’s a great way to enjoy a few minutes of diverse fiction, poetry, spoken word, etc. Here’s one to get you started. It’s Mary Hutchings Reed reading from her novel Warming Up, runner-up for the 2011 William Wisdom–William Faulkner Award for an Unpublished Novel and 2013 Honorable Mention in the Writers Digest Self-Published Books Award. It is available on Amazon and Kindle, B&N, Women & Children First, She Writes Press and locally in the lobby of Steel Beam Theatre.

You could also attend or read at an open mic like Paul LaTour’s Lit By The Bridge in Aurora on August 21st or Frank Rutledge’s Harmonious Howl in Geneva on August 28th. Or join a writers group: click here for our long list! Or come to one of three monthly West Suburban Wordplays or to Lit Lab 51. Or sign up for a fall art class at Water Street Studios. Or just sit down and write! 

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Aug 122014

Mishawaka IN • Friday August 15 • 7:30 pm • Chocolate Cafe

St. Joseph MI • Saturday August 16 • 7:30 pm • Box Factory for the Arts
Chicago IL (north) • Sunday August 17 • 12 noon – 2:00 pm Schuba’s Acoustic Brunch
Minocqua WI
Saturday August 30 • 1:00 pm • Beginning Guitar Workshop
Saturday August 30 • 4:00 pm • 6 Strings, 10 Fingers Guitar Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music • Chicago IL
Tuesdays beginning September 2 • 6:30 pm • 8 weeks • Folk Songs in Three Parts • discount code: FALLFORFOLK14
Tuesdays beginning September 2 • 8:00 pm • Guitar 2 Repertorie • discount code: FALLFORFOLK14
Thursdays beginning September 4 • 5:30 pm • Guitar 2 • discount code: FALLFORFOLK14
Sunday September 7 • 2:00 pm • The Guitar According to Mark • A workshop for guitar students
Highland Park IL • August 20 • 10:30 am • Highland Park Library
Harvard IL • August 21 • 12 noon • Harvard Senior Center
Northbrook IL • August 21 • 6:30 pm • Covenant Village Bonfire Concert
Chicago IL • August 22 • 7:30 pm • Benefit for Feline Friends Chicago
Batesville IL • August 23 • 7:00 pm • Community Ice Cream Social
Chicago IL • August 28 • 3:00 pm • Admiral at the Lake
Bridgeview IL • August 28 • 6:30 pm • Bridgeview Library
Minocqua WI • August 30 – 31 • Bats in the Boathouse Concert, Lessons & Workshops
Chicago IL • September 1 • 120th Anniversary of the Pullman Strike • music & presentation
Arlington Heights IL • September 4 • Shepherd’s Flock Family Picnic
Evanston IL • Saturday September 6 • Patio concert with Larry Lindeman
Hinsdale IL • Tuesday September 9 • Women’s Club of Hinsdale
Lombard IL • Friday September 12 • We Remember Pete • Helen Plum Library
Lisle IL • Saturday September 13 • Lisle Depot Days
Wheaton IL • Saturday September 13 • Burning Bush Art Gallery Concerts
Lincolnwood IL • Sunday September 14 • Family Fun Fest
Glenview IL • Sunday September 14 • Benefit for the Young Stracke All-Stars
Western Springs IL • Friday September 19 • Friday at the Ford
Morton Grove IL • Sunday September 21 • Pete Seeger Tribute • Morton Grove Library
Crystal Falls MI • Saturday September 27 • Crystal Theatre with Red Tail Ring
Bridgeport IL • Sunday October 5 • Bridgeport Community Concert
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