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

~ Dedicated to providing members with the inspiration, education and collegial support to achieve their writing and publishing goals ~

Established in 1946, OCWW continues to serve writers of all genres from its metropolitan Chicago home. Each Thursday morning between September and May, OCWW speakers address writers on topics ranging from craft to publishing options to the business of writing. 

As of January 2022, select sessions are being presented in a hybrid onsite-remote format, with the understanding that live sessions might be changed to a remote-only format as fluctuating conditions dictate.

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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Become a Member

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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Become a Speaker

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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