Writing Buddies: Dedicating Time to Write (10-Week Online Writing Group)

A Bookends University Writing Support and Accountability Group

Calling all writers—of any level of experience: Are you ready to make a weekly commitment to yourself? Join Writing Buddies! This online writing group is intended to be friendly, flexible, affordable, and encouraging.

Writing Buddies will meet every Sunday afternoon for ninety minutes, from January 15 to March 19. The schedule will follow this general structure:

3:00-3:15: Checking in and stating intentions

3:15-4:15: Quiet writing time, with optional writing prompts offered on your screen

4:15-4:30: Reporting back and sharing work, as time allows

Writing Buddies will be moderated by writer and Bookends University Programming Director Freda Love Smith. Please email Freda with any questions: freda@bookendsandbeginnings.com

Tuition for the entirety of the ten weeks is $45

Besides their instructional value, Bookends University workshops are intended to create connections among customers, bring visibility to authors, and support visiting and purchasing books from the bookstore. Since this workshop does not require the purchase of a textbook, your ticket includes a $10 gift card, which you can use toward a book of your choice about writing, or any other book. Or give it away to someone you want to encourage to shop at Bookends!


Freda Love Smith is a writer, educator, bookseller, and retired rock drummer living in Evanston, Illinois. She is the author of Red Velvet Underground: A rock memoir, with recipes (2015), I Quit Everything (forthcoming, 2023), and Angel of the Angels (forthcoming, 2024).

Event date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
Evanston, IL 60201