We offer free poetry writing workshops, Write! Chicago, held at area museums throughout the city.

 
Linda Wallin © 2017

Linda Wallin © 2017

Wilda Morris © 2017

Wilda Morris © 2017

"You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming."  
Pablo Neruda

 

About five years ago we decided we needed a writing workshop in addition to the bimonthly critiquing sessions.  Hence, Write! Chicago was born.  We normally hold 4 or 5 workshops a year and have met in such venues as the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Garfield Park Conservatory, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Field Museum, the Chicago History Museum, and many more.

Generally, interested poets meet at a museum, disperse to view the art or exhibits, then gather once again to write together and share their poetry (only if they wish!).  If you would like more information, please e-mail us at poetsandpatrons@gmail.com. Or stay tuned to our website for the latest poetry outing.


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Write! Chicago

Linda Wallin © 2017

Linda Wallin © 2017

American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave., Second Floor, Chicago 

About 10 of us met at the newly constructed American Writers Museum on Saturday, June 10, 2017, the same weekend as Printers Row Lit Fest. Entrance fee to the museum is $12 Adults, $8 Seniors and Students, and free to children 12 and younger. The museum was educational and sports permanent and temporary exhibits, including one about poet M.S. Merwin. It's definitely worth a trip if you haven't done so already!

We are always seeking new venues for our Write! Chicago trips. Please e-mail us if you have any suggestions.