Dec 112014

On Sunday, December 21st  at 7 PM Waterline Writers will feature Blythe Baird, Kimberly Gotches, Wayne Johnson, Mike O’Mary and Harold Walker for readings that leap from falling Christmas trees to exploding Jewish Santas, from empowering spoken-word poetry to tales of back-country murder! You can even join in at the 5-minute-limit Open Mic after each event, 3rd Sundays September – May at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St. Batavia. $5 suggested donation, refunded when you buy a book from our authors—this month Mike O’Mary’s Wise Men and Other Stories transcends any particular holiday or season, but would make a great last-minute gift!

We have issued a themed call for submissions for our March 15th 2015 event, Climate Crisis: Solutions, in conjunction with the Water Street Studios gallery show. Deadline for poetry and prose is Feb 1, 2015. Poetry judge is Kristin LaTour. Click here for the complete writers’ call. (Click here for the artists’ call–note different deadline for artwork is Feb 15.) Please pass this information on to those who would be interested!

Enroll NOW in: Take My Word For It!  Creative Writing for Kids ages 8-12. What kind of writer are you and where will words take you today? Up a tree or behind the sun? Inside a velvet box or under a bridge? Take My Word For It! will ignite your passion for writing and help you feel safe and supported while you grow as a writer.  Since 2005, TMWFI! has worked with reluctant and enthusiastic writers alike, reminding kids that when it comes to their imaginations, the sky is the limit. Ongoing classes Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, beginning January 21, 2015 at Water Street Studios. Instructor: Kimberly Gotches. Sign up online or call 630-761-9977. For more info on TMWFI! contact Chicago Area Director Trish Kredell at Please pass this information on to young writers and their parents!

We also host Galleries Are For Writers Too!, unique sessions which give you Sunday evening writing time in a world-class art gallery, and we help sponsor Wordplay poetry workshops for teens in 3 west suburban locations. Or join a Local Writers Group! With many different formats, you’re sure to find one that meets your needs.

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