In 2018, In Print general meetings will be the second Saturday of every other month from 1- 4 p.m. Critique groups and other activities will be scheduled during other months.
January: No general meeting. Hole up with hot chocolate or a steamy mug of coffee and write. If you need inspiration, check out JanOWriMo.
February 10: General meeting – Critique Groups kick-off. How-to’s, format, and best practices will be covered. Members will be emailed a story to critique and bring to the meeting. CWA member and author, Libby Fischer Hellman, will be the presenter.
March: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.
April 14: General meeting – Writing outside of your genre. Do you write Sci Fi? Try Poetry. Do you write Creative Nonfiction? Try fiction. Mixing up our writing styles can help us grow as writers.
May: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.
In Printers are welcome to join Lake Summerset Writing Gals for their free Recharge Your Writing day on May 19.
June 9: General meeting – “Writing the Other” Diversifying your characters. Develop a character that is not your usual to include when writing. Write about that character.
July: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.
August 11: General meeting – Memoir writing: For fun, family or to be published; creative and journalistic style memoirs; difference between memoirs and autobiographies.
September: Meet with your critique group or spend the day writing.
October 13: General meeting – Description—Show us. Writing about nature. Location to be announced.
November: NaNo/Writer’s retreat, Katie’s Cup
Don’t forget the Lake Summerset Writing Gals, in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Novel Knights, will host their annual NaNo first Saturday writing day. And the Novel Knights will hold several write-ins during the month.
December 8: General meeting – Year-end celebration!
For more information on Events, Retreats, and Field Trips, go to these In Print pages: