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3/10-11/2018 – An Uncommon Writers Conference

Written on October 3, 2017

The Chicago Writers Association announces its first annual writers conference on Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 2018 and we want you to join us! Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference is a two-day event for writers of all levels, focusing on the art, craft and community of writing. We will feature 16 speakers presenting such topics  Continue Reading »

CWA Announces 2017 Book of the Year Finalists

Written on October 3, 2017

Chicago Writers Association received a record number of entries for its 7th Annual Book of the Year awards. The finalists will compete for four awards to be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 Lincoln Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Square. The winners, to be announced in early December,  Continue Reading »

Pics from CWA’s 5th Annual Summer Social with IWPA

Written on July 28, 2017

Here are a few pics from CWA’s 5th Annual Summer Social with IWPA. If you know the people in the pics, share the link to this post with them.

8/12/2017 – Building Your Writing Confidence

Written on July 26, 2017

The Chicago Writers Association in partnership with the Creative Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago present: Building Your Writing Confidence If you haven’t pursued your dream or passion of writing because of self-doubt… If you are a closet writer afraid to share your words with the world due to fear of criticism… If you’re are a seasoned writer stuck on your journey  Continue Reading »

8/17/2017 – CWA & CWIP Mixer

Written on July 15, 2017

Join CWA at our upcoming mixer with the Chicago Women in Publishing and the University of Chicago Graham School on Thursday, August 17 , 6 to 8 pm, at Cavanaugh’s Bar and Restaurant, 53 W Jackson Blvd., located in the historic Monadnock Building in the Loop. This social mixer is free for members of both organizations, as well as  Continue Reading »

CWA Educational Programs & Events for 2017

Written on July 8, 2017

Members expressed a high level of interest in educational workshops and in-person networking events. Thus, quarterly events were planned to address some of the subjects members want to learn more about. Following are details about CWA educational/networking events. Workshop Details Workshops are held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan.  Continue Reading »

8/26/2017 – 6th Annual Writers Block Party

Written on June 26, 2017

Social media and blogging offer a world of possibilities for writers who are trying to get their work noticed. But the technologies are changing so fast that it’s hard to keep up and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. It can be intimidating just trying to figure out where to start. Social media  Continue Reading »

5/13/2017 – Branding and Book Marketing for Authors

Written on April 17, 2017

  On Saturday, May 13th, CWA members Sara Connell and Don Gingold will teach authors how to sell more books through branding and marketing. “Branding and Book Marketing for Authors” will be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan, Room 401 (conference room). The cost to attend is $15 for members,  Continue Reading »

7/22/2017 – 5th Annual Summer Social with IWPA

Written on April 7, 2017

Join members of Chicago Writers Association and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association for the 5th Annual Summer Social 7 -10 pm Saturday, July 22, at Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted, Chicago! Enjoy free appetizers provided by CWA, a cash bar and networking with some of the city’s finest communicators. Shawn Shiflett We’ll also welcome special guest Shawn  Continue Reading »

6/10 – 6/11/2017: CWA @ Printers Row Lit Fest

Written on March 8, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have its own tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 10-11, 2017. We will have 60 authors participating in what is considered to be the Midwest’s largest outdoor literary festival. Look for the Chicago Writers Association on Dearborn Street near Polk under  Continue Reading »