Our next Waterline Writers event is Sunday, May 18th at 5 PM, then we begin our summer hiatus.
Stay tuned for details on fall events!
Wordplay at Water Street will meet 4th Fridays, 7 PM. April 25th, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22.
All events are held at Water Street Studios.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What to Do This Week!

Reminder: Next Waterline Writers is Sunday, May 18th at 5 pm. (No event on April 20th.)
After May 18th we will be taking the summer off! 


OTHER AREA EVENTS: 

Sat & Sun, April 5 & 6. Thurs & Fri, April 10 & 11 (at various times for the 120-minute adult cast and 60-minute junior cast performances): Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with Waterline favorite Barbara Barrows as Titania in the adult production! $10/$12. ($5 off your ticket with a receipt from Townhouse Books or CafĂ©! Plus 15% off your Townhouse purchase with a Midsummer ticket!)

Tues, April 8th 7-9: celebrate Waterline alumna Karen Halvorsen Schreck’s new book Sing for Me at Anderson’s Book Store, 123 W. Jefferson in Naperville. “Set in Depression-era Chicago, Jazz gives this historical romance its sexy tone, and the cultural bias its emotional depth.” Reserve your spot and/or a book.

Friday, April 11th 6 -10 pm: Come to the Water Street Studios Spring Show reception. Enjoy refreshments as you view the new paintings, photography and sculpture in the main gallery. Members preview at 5 pm. Best of show (of the four finalists) announced at 7 pm. Show runs through June 28th. Water Street Studios includes two galleries, a one-of-a-kind gift shop, many classes for adults and children, free Awesome Art Afternoons, free Art Flow programs for teens and children, and artist Access to PrintLab, CeramicLab or MetalLab equipment. It offers 28 2-D and fully equipped 3-D artist studios for rent. 160 S. Water Street in Batavia (with PrintLab and some classes at 117 W. Main Street in St. Charles--entrance off 1st St. Plaza). 

Fri. April 11th 7 PM: poetry open mic for teens and adults. Then on April 19th 10:30 AM: open mic workshop for ages 7-12 and on April 26th 10:30 AM: open mic for ages 7-12. Culture Stock 43 E. Galena Blvd in Aurora. 

Sat, April 19th, All Day 8-5: Come celebrate Record Store Day at Kiss The Sky. In addition to the 400 limited editions releases, hear The Scott Tipping Trio at 11 am, Heartsfield doing an acoustic set at 3 pm. and more to come! (Last year people started lining up at 5 a.m. for some of the releases!) (Note that Heartsfield will also be performing at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora at 8 pm that night.) Kiss The Sky, 180 W. 1st in Batavia--next door to Water Street Studios.

Here’s the calendar of Aurora events from Marissa Amoni of Downtown Auroran Magazine.

Sat. May 3rd 8:30-7: Chicago Suburban Creative Expo in St. Charles will foster collaboration between arts organizations in Kane, DuPage and Kendall. $35/person include lunch and reception. Space is limited! 

Scripted.com seeks freelance writers with expertise in manufacturing, natural resources, business management, many other areas. Competitive rates; no production quotas. kgarklavs@scripted.com

The Fox Valley Writers Group’s 2nd collection of stories and poetry is available for $1.00 on Kindle at Fox Tales.

ONGOING OPEN WRITING GROUPS & EVENTS:                    

4th Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM: Writers on the Fox led by Lisa Diven. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave., Elgin. Get your creative juices flowing--join us for an evening of thought-provoking writing prompts and constructive critique. All genres are welcome. Contact lisa.diven@yahoo.com.  

2nd Mondays, 6:30-9 PM: Batavia Writers Workshop, led by Frank Rutledge, for aspiring and published writers, adults or teens, to share any genre, exchange advice, and support fellow writers. Batavia Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Contact weatherbone@comcast.net.  

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:45 PM: Writers Night led by Amanda Harris. Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Ct. Elgin. Contact SideStreetStudioArts@gmail.com $5 suggested.  

4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM: Night Writers led by Richard Holinger. Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Contact rholinger@att.net.  

Alt. Tuesdays, 7-8 PM: New! A-Town Poetics led by Karen Christensen, Culture Stock bookstore, 43 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. Open to all writers looking for support, critiques, and collaboration. Contact kfc16@sbcglobal.net  

2nd 3rd 4th Fridays, 7-10 PM: West Suburban Wordplays. Poets Adam Gottlieb, Corey Dillard and Diana Zwinak host free writing workshops, open mics and featured performers each month in St. Charles (2nd Fridays of odd-numbered months), Elgin (3rd Fridays) & at Water Street Studios in Batavia (4th Fridays).  

2nd Fridays of even-numbered months, 7 PM: Lit Lab 51, an intergenerational amalgamation of acting, improv, and poetry based around the premise of aliens studying humanity via art. $5 donation for Lit Lab.  

2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:15 AM: St. Charles Writers Group, led by Richard Holinger, for novice and experienced writers with a desire to become better while helping others reach their potential. St. Charles Library, 1 S. 6th Ave. Contact rholinger@att.net

3rd Sundays: Waterline Writers, curated readings in the gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Like us on Facebook to receive info & invitations. Filmed by BATV. (No April 20th event.)

ETC:
Three Plaid Farmers: only a few shares left for 2014’s organic, local produce! Batavia, Aurora, Winfield, Arlington Heights, Lincoln Park & Wilmette pickup sites. Weekly emails with photos, recipes, storage tips. threeplaid.com.

Visit our new food sponsor O'Sole Mio, 27 N. River St. Batavia. Enjoy authentic Italian gelato and their delicious pastas and panini with a glass of wine, beer, or special coffee drink!

Please Share with friends who might be interested!
Have fun out there!

www.waterlinewriters.org      waterlinewriters@gmail.com

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Video From March Waterline Event is Now Available

If you missed the event and the BATV broadcast, you have yet another chance to see our great writers in action! Just go to our video library page to see the writers from our March 2014 event.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What to DO this Week: Buddy Wakefield!

Waterline is hosting Buddy Wakefield this Friday!  

March 21st, 8 PM (Doors 7:30): Buddy Wakefield’s World Tour: Riled Up and Wasted on Light with Adrienne Novy, Corey Dillard and Kaylen Krebsbach! Buckle in! Two-time World Champion spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield’s energetic delivery and knack for baptizing failure into fireworks promises to drop jaws and warm hearts. With his startling command over language, Buddy Wakefield throws his cards on the table for a big-me-big-you experience not often offered from the stage. $10 Adults, $5 Students on eventbrite or at the door.

If you missed our wonderful March 16th Waterline Writers event featuring Mark Dvorak, Russ Devereaux, D.C. Brod, Sandra Marchetti and Roger Breisch, you can see it at these times on Comcast Channel 17 (in Batavia), AT&T U-verse Channel 99 (throughout Northern Illinois), http://www.ustream.tv/channel/batv-channel-17-live.
Friday, March 21: 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Saturday, March 22: 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 23: 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Monday, March 24: 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM

Or see it streaming online during the scheduled broadcast times. Mobile devices may require a free Ustream app: Apple app store (I-phones) & Market for Android devices. Search for batv; click on BATV Channel 17 Live.

Fri. Mar 28, 7 pm: Wordplay at Water Street, led by poets Adam Gottlieb and Corey Dillard, includes writing workshops, open mics, and featured poets. Water Street Studios. Free! 

Water Street Studios is the area’s full-spectrum art center: galleries, gift shop, classes, free Awesome Art Afternoons, Art Flow for teens, and Access to PrintLab, CeramicLab or MetalLab equipment. Stop in during gallery hours to see the current exhibit, I AMerican, before March 30th.

Sat, May 3rd 8:30-7: Chicago Suburban Creative Expo in St. Charles will foster collaboration between arts organizations in Kane, DuPage and Kendall. $35/person include lunch and reception. Space is limited!

Scripted.com seeks freelance writers with expertise in manufacturing, natural resources, business management, many other areas. Competitive rates; no production quotas. kgarklavs@scripted.com 

The Fox Valley Writers Group’s 2nd collection of stories and poetry is available for $1.00 on Kindle at Fox Tales

ONGOING OPEN WRITING GROUPS & EVENTS:                    

4th Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM: New! Writers on the Fox led by Lisa Diven. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave., Elgin. Get your creative juices flowing--join us for an evening of thought-provoking writing prompts and constructive critique. All genres are welcome. Contact lisa.diven@yahoo.com.  

2nd Mondays, 6:30-9 PM: Batavia Writers Workshop, led by Frank Rutledge, for aspiring and published writers, adults or teens, to share any genre, exchange advice, and support fellow writers. Batavia Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Contact weatherbone@comcast.net.  

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:45 PM: Writers Night led by Amanda Harris. Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Ct. Elgin. Contact SideStreetStudioArts@gmail.com $5 suggested.  

4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM: Night Writers led by Richard Holinger. Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Contact rholinger@att.net.  

2nd 3rd 4th Fridays, 7-10 PM: West Suburban Wordplays. Poets Adam Gottlieb, Corey Dillard and Diana Zwinak host free writing workshops, open mics and featured performers each month in Elgin, St. Charles & at Water Street Studios in Batavia. 2nd Fridays of even-numbered months, 7 PM: Lit Lab 51, an intergenerational amalgamation of acting, improv, and poetry based around the premise of aliens studying humanity via art. $5 donation for Lit Lab.  

2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:15 AM: St. Charles Writers Group, led by Richard Holinger, for novice and experienced writers with a desire to become better while helping others reach their potential. St. Charles Library, 1 S. 6th Ave. Contact rholinger@att.net.  

3rd Sundays, 7 pm: Waterline Writers, curated readings in the gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Like us on Facebook to receive info & invitations. Filmed by BATV.  

AND ETC!

Batavia Nutrition is open M-F 9-3 serving the best nutritional shakes, aloe & teas anywhere. 144 W. Wilson (by East China Inn), Batavia. In Geneva, get your shakes at proFusion at 31 N. 2nd St. 

Three Plaid Farmers: shares or half-shares of organic, local produce! Batavia, Aurora-new!, Winfield, Arlington Heights, Lincoln Park & Wilmette pickup sites. Weekly emails with photos, recipes, storage tips. threeplaid.com.

Visit our new food sponsor O'Sole Mio, 27 N. River St. Batavia. Enjoy authentic Italian gelato and their delicious pastas and panini with a glass of wine, beer, or special coffee drink!

Please Share with friends who might be interested!
Have fun out there!
   

www.waterlinewriters.org        waterlinewriters@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waterline March Event BATV Showtimes

If you didn't get a chance to attend our March event, or if you just want to relive the magic, you can watch it on BATV. The showtimes are:

Friday, March 21: 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Saturday, March 22: 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 23: 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Monday, March 24: 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM


You can see it at the scheduled times on Comcast Channel 17 (in Batavia), AT&T U-verse Channel 99 (throughout Northern Illinois), or streaming online during the scheduled broadcast times at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/batv-channel-17-live.

Mobile devices may require the Ustream app, free at: Apple app store (I-phones) & Market for Android devices. Once installed, search for batv; click on BATV Channel 17 Live.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Here's Waterline's program from March 16!

Waterline Writers: March 16th 2014       Next event: May 18. No April event due to Easter.

Welcome!
Thank you to Steve Warrenfeltz at Kiss The Sky Records for collaborating with us on this event! Tonight’s lineup:

Mark Dvorak is “Chicago’s official troubadour”—a musician, teacher, songwriter and author with 16 albums of traditional and original folk music, plus awards for children’s music and journalism. The Fox Valley Folk Festival was the site of one of his first performances and they describe him as "a living archive of song and style". Mark’s first book Bowling For Christmas and Other Tales From The Road looks back on a 30 year career woven from disparate threads as a touring musician, educator and community builder. Mark continues to teach at The Old Town School of Folk Music and performs over 200 shows nationally each year. www.markdvorak.com

Sandra Marchetti’s collection of poems, Confluence, and illustrated fine press chapbook, A Detail in the Landscape, are forthcoming from Gold Wake Press and Eating Dog Press respectively. Sandy won 2nd prize in Prick of the Spindle’s 2014 Poetry Open and won the Midwest Writing Center’s 2011 Chapbook Contest for The Canopy. Her poetry has appeared in OSU’s The Journal, Subtropics, Phoebe, The Hollins Critic, Thrush Poetry Journal, and Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. Find her poetry and writing services (tutoring, editing, etc.) on Facebook at Sandra Marchetti’s Writing Services. 

Russ Devereaux has found that writing creates a much-needed equilibrium between the confusions arising from his innate insight into people's hearts and his general discomfort with his surroundings. He performs his unique, motivational Spoken Word and Slam Poetry with humor and passion, ushering his audience through a mosaic of life's forgotten moments and ignored beauty. He hopes his portraits of the world will inspire you to listen to the innate abilities you may have locked inside. Please join Russ on Facebook at RDTGP (Russ Devereaux, the TailGait Prophet). 

D.C. (Deb) Brod is the award-winning author of 8 novels and a number of short stories. Her novels include a private detective series featuring Quint McCauley; Heartstone, a contemporary Arthurian suspense novel and, most recently, Getting Sassy and Getting Lucky, which are capers in the Getting Even series. She has just finished the third in that series, Getting Taken. Deb has a fondness for corvids, Famous Grouse and Middle Earth. (Not necessarily in that order.) JurassicCat.wordpress.com 

Roger Breisch, most recently the director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, has spent thousands of hours on the hotline at Suicide Prevention Services, and is on the adult staff for Operation Snowball. 15 years ago he began the annual "4th of July American Dialogue" about our "hopes, fears and dreams, for the community, nation and the world." He recently began a community dialogue entitled "Questions That Matter." He is an avid reader and would like to be considered a life-long-learner. Read his blog "Oops, there goes my worldview" at REBreisch.net or find refuge and hope in healing conversation at The-Dream.us

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Friday, March 21st, 8 PM (Doors 7:30):
2-time World Champion spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield’s World Tour: Riled Up and Wasted on Light with Waterline alumni Adrienne Novy and Corey Dillard. (Buddy heard a poem Adrienne wrote for Louder Than A Bomb and he invited her to open for him! She’s on the Water Street poetry team coached by Corey Dillard and Adam Gottlieb!) So on Friday night, buckle in — Buddy Wakefield’s energetic delivery and knack for baptizing failure into fireworks promises to drop jaws and warm hearts. With his startling command over language, Buddy Wakefield throws his cards on the table for a big-me-big-you experience not often offered from the stage. $10 Adults, $5 Students on eventbrite.com or at the door.
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On 4th Fridays at 7 PM,
teens and young adults are invited to Wordplay at Water Street: poetry workshops, open mics, and spoken word performances hosted by Adam Gottlieb, Corey Dillard and Diana Zwinak of Teen Writers and Artists Project. Next: Mar 28. More Wordplay events on 2nd Fridays (St. Charles) and 3rd Fridays (Elgin) on Facebook/West Suburban Wordplays

Writing class for all writers: Galleries are for Writers Too! Painting, photography and sculpture can help writers see in new ways. In the WSS gallery, you’ll find inspiration and instruction all around you. Beginners or those who want to renew voice and vision will write short pieces of fiction or poetry. Feedback will be non-destructive! Anne Veague, March 19 & 26, 7-9PM, $40/$50. Sign up tonight or at waterstreetstudios.com/classes

Water Street Studios is the area’s full-spectrum art center: galleries, gift shop, classes, free Awesome Art Afternoons (3&up), Art Flow for teens, Access to PrintLab, CeramicLab or MetalLab equipment.

Foxtales: A Collection of Fiction and Poetry from the Fox Valley Writers Group (led by Kevin Moriarity) is now out on Kindle for $1.00.,


4th Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM: New! Writers on the Fox led by Lisa Diven. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave., Elgin. Get your creative juices flowing--join us for an evening of thought-provoking writing prompts and constructive critique. All genres are welcome. Contact lisa.diven@yahoo.com 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:45 PM: New! Writers Night led by Amanda Harris. Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Ct. Elgin. Contact SideStreetStudioArts@gmail.com $5 suggested.

Scripted.com seeks freelance writers with expertise in manufacturing, natural resources, business mangement, and many other areas. Competitive rates; no production quotas. kgrklavs@scripted.com

BATV will air tonight’s event: check MyBATV.com on Friday for Comcast 17 (Batavia), U-verse 99 (N.IL), or online schedules: ustream.tv/channel/batv-channel-17-live. We post videos on our website too!

Thanks to O’Sole Mio for tonight’s bruschetta! Gelato, full menu & bar at 27 N. River in Batavia! 

Thanks to tonight’s readers and to our volunteers: Frank Rutledge, Ginny Klespitz, Barbara Barrows, Nik Markevicius, Rick Veague.

     Most of all, thanks to all of you for coming! Your hosts, Anne Veague & Kevin Moriarity