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Nov. 3: Reboot for Fall with Lake Summerset Writing Gals

2017nano1It’s a full day for your writing project and it’s free. The Lake Summerset Writing Gals are once more inviting their friends from In Print, OWLS and the Northern Illinois Novel Knights, the region’s official NaNoWriMo group, to join them from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your lunch, favorite beverage and snacks (the Gals encourage “potluck” snacks) at the Lake Summerset Lodge.

Guys and gals are welcome to this free writing day. The only catch is you need to sign up no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 1 to ensure your name will be at the gate on Saturday. To reserve your spot, send your name, phone number, and town of residence to lswritinggals@gmail.com by the deadline.

The agenda is set up and early morning socializing from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Talking and lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m., then it’s quiet writing time until 4:30 p.m. breakdown and clean-up. There’s no wifi at the lodge, so bring a hot spot or do your research before you come. And be sure to bring an extension cord in case you need to recharge during the day.

Still thinking about a critique group?

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Despite a weather delay early this year, In Print is moving ahead on setting up genre- or geography-based critique groups in 2018. If you are a member and want to take part, drop a note to In Print President Lisa Roettger at lisa_roettger@hotmail.com for more information.

Not a member? You can fix that by joining us here.


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Help spread the In Print word

Get involved with In Print radio. Drop a note to our radio guru Bob Francis at radioflyer@earthling.net. We need radio techs, interviewers, readers and archivists. Ask him for details.

Keep on writing.

Our next regularly scheduled meeting is our year-end celebration Dec. 8 at Katie’s Cup in Rockford.

Join us for a session to see if you belong with us.

Katie’s Cup has plenty of nearby parking and is accessible to wheelchairs.


If you are a writer who would like to pursue a love of writing, expand your talents, and explore the market for publication, then In Print is the organization for you.

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