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6/17/2017 – Gwendolyn Brooks Bus Tour

Written on May 24, 2017

Bus Tour, Exhibition, Reception, and Discussion Part of Our Miss Brooks 100 (https://gwendolynbrooks100.org/) We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. Gwendolyn Brooks was raised and educated on the South Side, taught at several local colleges, and set much of her poetry in the city. With  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 »

Join CWA under the tent at Printers Row!

Written on March 1, 2017

Registration now closed – all slots sold out! If you’d like to be added to our waiting list, please contact us at info@chicagowrites.org with the subject heading “PRINTERS ROW WAITING LIST.”

Path to Published – February 25, 2017

Written on February 15, 2017

You are invited to attend Chicago Writers Association’s inaugural education/networking event: Path to Published. A panel of five fiction and nonfiction authors will share their journeys to book publication via traditional and self-publishing routes. This free event will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Columbia College, 600 S.  Continue Reading »

Announcing CWA’s Educational Programs & In-Person Networking Events

Written on January 6, 2017

  Educational Programs and In-Person Networking Events Last year we conducted a survey to learn more about our members’ interests and expectations from CWA. There was a high level of interest in educational workshops and in-person networking events. The Board members heard you, and are planning educational workshop/networking events this year. About the Programs We  Continue Reading »

CWA’s Literary Bus Tour

Written on December 7, 2016

Join us for this inaugural event, a literary bus tour of Chicago’s North Side on Saturday, January 28. Purchase tickets now through Eventbrite (Members $10; Non-Members $20; lunch included). Don’t wait, seats are limited! Buy Now! Tour includes these iconic stops: The Cliff Dwellers Club, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor, atop the Borg-Warner Building  Continue Reading »

CWA’s 2016 Book Award Winners

Written on November 16, 2016

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE CHICAGO WRITERS ASSOCIATION’S 6TH ANNUAL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS  Award for Fiction, Traditionally Published The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay Honorable Mention: Swarm Theory by Christine Maul Rice The Fugue by Gint Aras Award for Fiction, Non-Traditionally Published A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany  Continue Reading »

Enter our First Chapter Contest!

Written on August 1, 2016

First Chapter Contest