Help us continue our work as we support writers across DuPage county.
Founded in 1987 by a small number of writers, the Naperville Writers Group has grown into a vibrant community of more than 50 members hailing from all over the western suburbs of Chicago.
We have a two-fold mission. First, we serve our members by providing a welcoming environment in which every writer can develop their craft, building both confidence and skill, with help from their fellow writers. We meet every Wednesday evening on the Naperville campus of North Central College to read and critique each other’s work.
Second, we serve the community at large by raising the profile of writers and their art. We have published Rivulets, our literary review, annually for more than twenty years. We are also very active during National Poetry Month, sponsoring a series of readings each April. In 2006, at our urging, Mayor Pradel of Naperville issued a proclamation supporting and celebrating National Poetry Month. Our members, however, are active year-round, taking part in readings, contests, and other activities throughout the Chicagoland area, and nationally.
Also, the Naperville Writers Group is a federally registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.