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Seth Henrikson, on the set of Pottersville

We’ll admit it! We’d all really like to write a story that makes the magical journey to the silver screen. Come to Waterline Writers on Sunday, December 17th at 7 pm for a full screening of the newly released feature film Pottersville and a conversation with director Seth Henrikson, of Batavia, who turned his friend Dan Meyer’s script into a movie.

As its title implies, we’re not in Bedford Falls anymore! Starring Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Tom Lennon, Christina Hendricks and Ian McShane, Pottersville pays homage to It’s A Wonderful Life even as it careens into modern-day scenarios Frank Capra could never have imagined, capturing the craziness of the present and reflecting the best of the past. After your private screening, find Pottersville on Amazon or Netflix – it’s a warm and fun-filled movie to watch with family & friends over the holidays!

Everyone is welcome and there is no admission for this month’s event! Donations to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry will be gladly accepted. We’ll have beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, wine from Bright Angel Wines, food from The Market at Gaetano’s, desserts from Limestone Coffee & Tea, hand-tooled pens from Wooden Writers and hand-constructed books from Tieri Ton! (Think last minute gifts!) We will not have an Open Mic at this month’s event.

We are still accepting submissions for Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15 & May 20. Follow Submission Guidelines at to be considered. Waterline Writers, 3rd Sundays at 7 pm, September to May, in the art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia IL, now with elevator access. Contact Anne Veague or Kevin Moriarity at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Authors Vida Cross, Lynne Handy, Wayne E. Johnson, Kurt Luchs and Chris Reid will be featured at the next Waterline Writers event on Sunday, November 19th at 7 pm.

You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy Vida Cross’s poetry from Bronzeville at Night: 1949, inspired by the paintings of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., or to catch Lynne Handy’s fascinating characters, about to slip from the brink of Where The River Runs Deep’s first chapter. And don’t let the title fool you, not all of Wayne E. Johnson’s GI escapades are Rated G in The Militarized Zone: What Did You Do In The Army, Grandpa? Humor writer Kurt Luchs shares a couple of cathartic letters from hell – and from It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny). And Chris Reid’s spoken word poems speak to all, but we’re betting writers will especially love them!

Admission is $5/$3 students. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase an author’s book, beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, wine from Bright Angel Wines, a hand-tooled pen from Wooden Writers or a hand-constructed book from Tieri Ton. We also offer food from The Market at Gaetano’s and desserts from Limestone Coffee & Tea!

Everyone is welcome! Writers may bring a 5-minute piece to share at our 8:30 Open Mic or visit and follow the Submission Guidelines to be considered as a future featured writer. Waterline Writers, 3rd Sundays at 7 pm, September to May, in the art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia IL. Find us on Facebook or Twitter. Contact us at