Writers' Group Members to Read Original Works

By McCammon, Sarah | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), October 30, 2003 | Go to article overview
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Writers' Group Members to Read Original Works


McCammon, Sarah, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Sarah McCammon Daily Herald Staff Writer

If you're in the mood for a little literary inspiration, look no further than downtown Naperville.

The Naperville Writers Group will host its annual reading Saturday at Nichols Library.

Writers will perform selections from "Rivulets," a compilation of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays and other works by group members.

"We're inviting the public to come and marvel at the great works we've produced," spokesman Joe Larkin said, laughing.

The reading, which is free, also will include refreshments and door prizes.

Larkin said the group hopes to attract new members and to see a larger-than-normal turnout at the event.

"Usually it's the members and their families and a few other people, but we'd like to fill up the room because I do think the group is growing and the prestige is growing," he said.

"(We want) to let people know that we're in Naperville...and we're a resource for the community."

The writers group has nearly 50 members from Naperville, Lisle, Aurora and other communities in the Western suburbs. It began 16 years ago and started publishing the literary magazine a year later.

Members, ranging from beginners to published writers, meet from 7 to 9 p.

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