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St. Charles Writers Group

Richard HolingerModerator Richard Holinger leads the group that is designed for both novice and experienced writers 18 and over. 
DROP IN Questions? Contact Denise Blaszynski at 630-584-0076, ext. 240. 


Saturdays, 9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

September 13
Huntley Meeting Room 
Summer reading discussion: Essays by George Orwell

September 27  
Carnegie Community Room
Your favorite description of nature in prose or poetry 

October 11
Huntley Meeting Room 
The book or play you wish you had written 

October 25
Huntley Meeting Room 
Your vote for the best poem of all time

November 8
Carnegie Community Room

Author Chiara Talluto on writing and publishing

November 22 
Huntley Meeting Room 
Favorite fiction, nonfiction or poem focusing on a holiday


February 8  
A review of copy editing basics

February 22  
Approaches to critiquing fiction and nonfiction

March 8  
Approaches to critiquing formal and free verse poetry

March 22  
Creating the right mood through setting

April 12  
Finding the right market for your poetry and prose

April 19  
Who needs writing contests?

May 10  
An overview of major genres in poetry and prose

May 24  
Creating a writer’s platform from scratch

June 14
Your choice of the best fiction ending ever

June 28
Summer reading: open to the public

July 12
Your choice of the best first page ever, fiction or nonfiction

July 26
Your favorite opening and/or closing line(s) of a poem

August 9
Bring in an example of a favorite author's "voice"

August 23
Choose a favorite description of a character or person