A must for writers
Drinkers with Writing Problems starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Briksu’s Bistro, 4100 N. Kedzie Avenue — a neighborhood bar with great eats and drink specials including Temperance cans and Sobieski Vodka cocktails.
by Tina Johansson
Come and have fun with Drinkers with Writing Problems (DWWP) while they present their live literature series titled Lit Up! this evening – Friday August 26 – at Briksu’s Bistro in Chicago.
The local group of wordsmiths from and around Chi-Town are scheduled at this neighborhood bar the last Friday of each month.
Events will showcase members of DWWP, as well as local writers that embody energy and excitement about literature. As the lineup and host changes monthly, an array of genres will be explored, including short stories, first person essays, humor, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
This is a must for writers.
This month’s lineup includes: Elizabeth Gomez (DWWP, the Kates, Story Club), Murphy Row (DWWP, comedian), Anita Mechler (DWWP, writer), David Hughes (DWWP, poet), Ines Bellina (writer, storyteller), Donny Rodriguez (writer creative nonfiction), Black Heaven (poet), Lily Be (The Stoop).
Drinkers With Writing Problems is a writing collective created in October 2012. In early 2013, they launched their self-titled blog, which has grown to a subscribership of close to 9,000 readers. The site has been featured as an Editor’s Pick at WordPress as well as a Freshly Pressed blog. The group’s ten core members created the group to further their goals of becoming better writers with a more disciplined approach to their craft. In the years since the group’s inception, the members of Drinkers with Writing Problems have finished first novels and screenplays, performed in literary events around the city, and even hosted a workshop this past winter to help other aspiring writers get started.