The Writers WorkSpace is primarily a quiet, writing studio for members and their guests. Occasionally WWS members or other individuals host special events that encompass the entire workspace, including the main writing studio, on the third Saturday of the month. WWS members also can reserve the conference room any time throughout the month to host private or public events.

Check here for news of upcoming workshops, art openings, and other events open to the public. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Special Events

Third Saturday Series

Art Opening & Artist Talk: Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
View current art on display and meet artists Doug Haight & Jill Pam. Brief artist talks with time for Q&A related to the work with Doug Haight 7:45 – 8:00 p.m. & Jill Pam 8:15 – 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an open house of mingling & celebration throughout the evening. This event is free and open to the public. All artwork on display is available for sale.

Current Art Exhibits

"Havana" by Doug Haight

Doug Haight: Havana ShowArtist Doug Haight is an award-winning photographer and video producer of Evanston-based Fortune Fish Films. He is passionate about creating compelling images that tell stories of vitality, emotion, and character. Doug’s travels have taken him to Cuba, England, Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and the British Virgin Islands as well as every region of the United States. Doug is a member of Perspective Gallery in Evanston. His work has appeared in the Travel Section of the New York Times and has been exhibited in numerous festivals, competitions, and group shows both locally and nationally.

Learn more from the artist’s website:

To arrange for a viewing or purchase, contact the artist directly: Doug Haight at or call 847-525-7501.

"Transformation" by Jill Pam

Jill Pam: UntitledArtist Jill Pam works with a range of media—from paint and photographs to found objects and digital media. She has a BFA in graphic design and formerly worked in the corporate world as a graphic designer before leaving to pursue her own art and other work. Her current mixed-media show was inspired by unexpected transformations within her own and her family’s life.

To arrange for a viewing or purchase of Jill Pam's work, contact WWS: phone 773.907.0336 or email info<at>

"From Here to Cairo (IL)" by Mark DeBernardi

IL & MI CanalAn acclaimed series of black-and-white photographs and mixed media documenting overlooked historical sites in Illinois. This showing of DeBernardi's series includes new and returning work. DeBernardi's art has been featured in the Chicago Reader, North Shore Magazine, on the cover of books and literary publications, and in shows at Flatfile Galleries, Las Manos Gallery, the Judith Racht Gallery, and numerous other museums and galleries across the country.

To arrange for a viewing or purchase, call 773.907.0336 or contact the artist directly: Mark DeBernardi at

Other Upcoming Events & Workshops

Coming soon.

Past Events

An archive of previous Writers WorkSpace events can be seen here.

Tours & Complimentary Work Visit

By appointment only.

Interested writers can call or email to tour and sample The Writers WorkSpace. We offer one complimentary work visit of up to four hours per writer, advance appointment required. Although somewhat flexible, work visits typically take place during the following times:

Book Groups, Workshops, and Readings

Writers, instructors, and community partners can reserve the multi-purpose conference room for their own special or on-going events. Contact for more information. In addition, StoryStudio Chicago offers discounts on workshops at their own location to Writers WorkSpace members.

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