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1620 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Writing Buddies: Accountability, Support, and Time to Write! (10-Week Session)
Writing Buddies returns for a 10-week summer session!
Calling all writers—of any level of experience: Are you ready to make a weekly commitment to yourself? Join Writing Buddies! This online writing group is intended to be friendly, flexible, affordable, and encouraging.
Writing Buddies will meet every Sunday afternoon for ninety minutes, from June 25-August 27. The schedule will follow this general structure:
3:00-3:15: Checking in and stating intentions
3:15-4:15: Quiet writing time, with optional writing prompts offered on your screen
4:15-4:30: Reporting back in small breakout rooms and sharing work, as time allows
Writing Buddies will be moderated by writer and Bookends University Programming Director Freda Love Smith. Please email Freda with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition for the entirety of the ten weeks course is $45
Besides their instructional value, Bookends University workshops are intended to create connections among customers, bring visibility to authors, and support visiting and purchasing books from the bookstore. Since this workshop does not require the purchase of a textbook, your ticket includes a 20% discount code for a list of suggested books, which you will receive after enrolling.
Freda Love Smith is a writer, educator, bookseller, and retired rock drummer living in Evanston, Illinois. She is the author of Red Velvet Underground: A rock memoir, with recipes (2015), I Quit Everything (forthcoming, September 19, 2023), and Angel of the Angels (forthcoming, 2025).