Join a Writing Group and Participate in One Book One Chicago– On Campus!

*Reminder: Tomorrow, Sept. 20 is the LAST DAY TO DROP A CLASS without penalty!*

The University Center for Writing-based Learning invites students to join a writing group. Writing Center GA Claire Rooney sends us the following information:

The Writer’s Guild and Writing Groups by Request

The Writing Groups team at the UCWbL is pleased to announce the expansion of our group offerings at the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses!

The Writer’s Guild

Want to flex your creative writing muscles outside of class? The Writer’s Guild meets every Thursday from 4-5:30pm at the Richardson Library (Room 309) on the Lincoln Park campus. Participants will be able to collaborate both with other writers and an UCWbL peer writing tutor and receive reader-based, revision-orientated feedback on their work. The Writer’s Guild is an excellent way to focus your creative energy and encourage yourself and your fellow group members to keep going on that difficult project. We welcome writers to participate as often as they can, whether that’s once a month or every week.

Writing Groups by Request

Not a creative writer? Can’t make it to the Writer’s Guild? Request a Writing Group! You choose the time and campus; we provide a room and an UCWbL peer tutor. Visit to fill out a request.

For more information about any of our groups, contact us at


One Book, One Chicago has a few events coming up in the next couple weeks, including one right on the Lincoln Park campus.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Chicago historian Dominic Pacyga (Chicago: A Biography)  will be discussing the Depression-era Chicago portrayed in Augie’s adventures in his talk Chicago in the Time  of Augie. And on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Janis Freedman-Bellow and Benjamin Taylor will be in conversation with Jonathan Wilson in a presentation on Saul Bellow’s Letters. Both events will take place at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Library Center at 400 S. State St.

And on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus, DePaul University Associate Professor of English Hugh Ingrasci and Richard Moskal, Director of the Chicago Film Office, present Chicago Fiction, Chicago Film:  A Conversation. This conversation will explore the myriad ways in which Chicago is depicted in literature and film, including a specific examination of the city’s role in Saul Bellow’s The Adventures of Augie March, as well as a screening of clips from feature films shot in Chicago. It will take place in Rm. 300 (The Rosati Room) of the John T. Richardson Library, located at 2350 N. Kenmore Ave.

And don’t forget, the deadline for the One Book, One Chicago Flash Fiction Contest is Sept. 23!


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