Our aim is to provide writers with a platform to refine their craft, boost their confidence, and immerse themselves in a thriving, artistic and supportive community, ultimately helping them achieve their goals.
The Critique Group
The critique group is the bedrock of Evanston Writers Workshop. It meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Coldwell Banker in Evanston. Writers share their work with the group for critique with the goal of learning from the other writers. This group is an eclectic mix of writers, ranging from beginners to long time professionals, and reflect all ages, genders and backgrounds.
We have members who publish literary fiction, creative non-fiction, children's literature, romance, hard-boiled crime, memoir, travel, poetry, humor and assorted forms of the unclassifiable.
Because we are fearless and a little nuts, we open our minds to anyone and any thing. We'll bend and stretch ourselves like soft licorice to dig your stuff. Most importantly, we'll help you get it published.
There is no censorship at the Evanston Writers Workshop.
For these reasons, the critique group is limited to those eighteen (18) years of age or older.
In the Trenches 2023 is over. Here are the pics from an amazing weekend
Thank you to all our incredible speakers!
Getting to know each other and just hanging out
Getting Ready for Registration
Pitching to Agents and Editors
2023 EVIE Winners
Kat Lyons and
What Our Attendees Say
"There were so many different opportunities and connections to be made. It compressed a semester of creative writing seminars into just a weekend!"
- Jan A
"Excellent environment. Warm and helpful. Excellent talent giving lectures. Enjoyed Friday breakfast. Made lots of new friends.
- Phil B
"Great number and variety of sessions. 45 minutes per session was just right. Great speakers and special guests. Food and food service was great. Loved having the book shop and the opportunity to make pitches.."