Monthly lectures and conversation held at the Wilmette Public Library's Auditorium. Members may also attend a French class, enjoy French movies and participate in book discussion and café-conversation groups at different locations on the North Shore.
630 Davis St. (in the Chandler's Bldg.) Evanston, IL
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss books and exchange free books. Bring books to give away, but not required for attendance.
Diverse mix of writers from beginners to experienced professionals who publish in a variety of genres. Mission is to "help writers achieve their goals through education, support and friendship." Meetings are held at Barnes & Noble, Evanston.
IWOC is a nonprofit professional association of freelance writers and editors who work primarily throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. It provides educational and social programs, Writers' Line (a job-posting service), a monthly newsletter, networking opportunities, and many other benefits to meet the needs of its members.
Non-profit promotes literacy among young people through reading and poetry writing. Weekly book groups led by professionals provide a safe place where young people can develop literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills. Family Literacy programs inspire young parents to read to their children.
Sponsors training programs for schools, libraries, and agencies interested in developing book groups for young people.
Our chapter encompasses thirteen states and is dedicated to the continuing support, promotion, and education of those interested in the mystery/crime genres. Chapter meetings and events are held September - May throughout Chicagoland and in other cities within our membership regions. Nonmembers are welcome to attend chapter meetings, and writers of all genres can find a community of authors from aspiring to best-selling among our ranks.
Assists and encourages talented young people in creative and performing arts. Offers awards in art, dance, drama, literature and music.
We meet at the North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski, Chicago on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We meet at 7:30 and tell at 8 pm.
For more information on storytelling organizations in Illinois, visit http://www.storytelling.org
Friendly, informal social reading group with a diverse membership. Reads contemporary literary fiction, usually literary prize winners, in the 300-page range. Normally, meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Panera Bread, 1700 Sherman Avenue in Evanston. New members arre welcome and can RSVP by email.
Poetry Forum for working poets and serious beginners who are ready to hear feedback on a specific poem. Hosts community poetry readings and workshops.
RHINO Poetry is an award-winning literary annual journal which invites traditional or experimental work for submission.
Meets on the fourth Sunday of every month (except August and December) at Evanston Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is free to the public, though a donation is encouraged. Bring 17 copies of a poem to be critiqued.
Monthly Open Mike readings at The Brothers K, 500 Main Street, 847-328-7940.
Meets the first and third Mondays of every month, alternating in-person and online via Zoom. Meetings generally consist of prepared speeches and Table Topics (opportunities to practice impromptu speaking). The goal of the organization is to help individuals improve their communication and leadership skills. In-person meetings take place at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202. Visit website for more information.
The mission of a Toastmaster Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
Toastmasters meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Parking is available outside of the McGaw Care Center building.
The group, sponsored by Westminster Place, is open to the community.
Westminster Place Toastmasters (No. 2137437) meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at 3200 Grant St, Evanston, IL 60201. (MURDOUGH PAVILION - Milligan Room)
One-on-one writing classes and coaching for fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, screenplays, travel writing, journaling and corporate communications. Also offers seminars and series.
Sunday Chinese School that offers classes in Chinese, and Chinese culture, arts and crafts, dance Kungfu, and TaiChi, for children age five and up, and for adults. Also offers enrichment classes in Math, SAT/ACT preparation.