Welcome to Off Campus Writers Workshop (OCWW), the oldest continuously running writing workshop in the country. 

Established in 1946, OCWW continues to serve writers of all genres in the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Each Thursday morning between September and May, OCWW speakers address writers on topics ranging from craft to publishing options to the business of writing. Due to the COVID-19 crisis we are using remote learning through Zoom. We will resume live sessions at the Winnetka Community House when it becomes safe to do so, but will continue to use Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. Join our mailing list for the latest updates. Many of our speakers offer professional manuscript critiques for a reasonable fee. Achieve your individual writing goals while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow writers. Join us.

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Membership to OCWW is just $40 per year. While you do not need to be a member to attend season programs, OCWW membership offers outstanding privileges. 

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OCWW speakers offer programs and workshops on a wide variety of topics related to writing of all kinds, from craft to markets to publishing. Contact us if you are an expert and would like to present at OCWW. 


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