WriteOn Joliet


Our beginning

Where the words were first spoken out loud...

WriteOn started as WriteOn Minooka, co-founded by Denise M. Baran-Unland and Kristina Skaggs. Our members come from all over the southern suburbs. Some have self-published or have been traditionally published. Others are still exploring their writing options and interests. Regardless of our place in the writing world, WriteOn welcomes everyone looking to write, read and grow.

About Us

WriteOn Joliet is a welcoming, diverse group of writers of varied skills, interests and experience. The group includes professional journalists, fiction novelists, bloggers, screenwriters, musicians and poets. We promise a safe, comfortable and supportive atmosphere to share your work, and constructive feedback so that everyone can benefit from our shared knowledge.


WriteOn is a dues-paying organization. ***Your first visit is free, so please come by and check us out!

Dues are either:
  • $50 for the year (June through May) OR $5 a meeting not to exceed $50 for any 12-month period for regularly attending members

  • $35 for the year for online members (please send cash or check to Tom Hernandez, 22054 W. Petoskey Court, Plainfield, Ill, 60544) Of course, online members are always welcome to attend meetings when they're in town.


Dues help pay for room rental and special events including guest writers, projects and social gatherings. That's what WE get...

Now, here's what YOU get!
  • Both regularly-attending and online members whose dues are paid in full will be listed on the "Members"/"Member Bios" pages on this web site. As well, links to published works by both regularly-attending and online members whose dues are paid in full, will be posted on the "Portfolio" page of this web site

Contact Us

Or Come Check Out a Meeting
Meetings Held at Joliet Public Library
Black Road Brach
3395 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 740-2660

Check out our calendar for meetings
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