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6/11 – 6/12/2016: CWA @ Printers Row Lit Fest

Written on February 22, 2016

For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have its own tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 11-12, 2016. Look for us under Tent A, at the entrance gate at W. Congress Parkway and S. Dearborn St. We will have 48 authors participating in what is considered to  Continue Reading »

1/23/2016 – CWA Book Awards @ The Book Cellar

Written on November 2, 2015

The four winners of the Chicago Writers Association’s 5th Annual Book of the Year Awards represent a wide range on the literary spectrum – from the comic to the tragic – but come together to show that great storytelling begins with great writing. The winning books are: Traditional Fiction: “Old Heart” by Peter Ferry Non-Traditional  Continue Reading »

10/4/2015 Mystery Panel Discussion

Written on September 6, 2015

On Sunday, Oct. 4, 57th Street Books hosts a panel, “Where Popular and Literary Meet: A Discussion About Great Writing in the Mystery Genre,” moderated by Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Executive Director Donald G. Evans. Genre fiction is widely read, even admired, but seldom considered the equal of its literary counterparts. The mere label  Continue Reading »

9/19/2015 – 4th Annual Writers Block Party

Written on June 10, 2015

The feature presentation of the 4th Annual Writers Block Party, to be held 1 – 4 PM Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, will be a Skype interview and panel discussion on the topic “Scripting Your Story.” David Congalton, the writer of “Authors Anonymous,” a 2014 movie about a dysfunctional  Continue Reading »

7/11/2015 – 3rd Annual Summer Social with IWPA

Written on May 5, 2015

Join the Chicago Writers Association and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association for a FREE networking event Saturday, July 11, 6:00-9:30 p.m., at Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W. Belmont, Ave., Chicago. Mix and mingle with new friends and professional contacts, while learning new tricks of the trade from seasoned publishing successes. Cash bar and complimentary pizza. Featuring  Continue Reading »

6/6 – 6/7/2015 – CWA at Printers Row

Written on February 23, 2015

For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have its own tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 6-7, 2015. We will have 48 authors participating in what is considered to be the Midwest’s largest outdoor literary festival. Here is the complete lineup of CWA authors (subject to change): PRLF Schedule  Continue Reading »

1-24-2015 – CWA’s Book of the Year Awards

Written on November 3, 2014

The four winners of the Chicago Writers Association’s 4th Annual Book of the Year Awards serve up a literary buffet that brings out the flavor of the Midwestern experience. There’s a little something to fill any book-lover’s appetite. A haunted house story set in a fictional town outside of Chicago. A tale of political intrigue  Continue Reading »

10/25/2014 – In Print Book Fair

Written on October 18, 2014

More than 30 CWA authors are expected to attend the In Print Book Fair on Saturday, October 25, at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend! The book fair will also have a Kids’ Zone, poetry readings, book signings and  Continue Reading »

7/31/2014 – CWA & IWPA Summer Social 2014

Written on May 17, 2014

Join the Chicago Writers Association and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association for a FREE networking event Thursday, July 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Cavanaugh’s, 53 W. Jackson, Chicago.  Mix and mingle with new friends and professional contacts, while learning new tricks of the trade from seasoned publishing successes. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers. Featuring special guest speaker: Heidi Stevens, a reporter and  Continue Reading »

8/16/2014 – 3rd Annual Writers Block Party

Written on May 17, 2014

The feature presentation of the 3rd Annual Writers Block Party, to be held 1 – 4 PM Saturday, August 16 at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, will be a panel discussion on the topic “Promoting Yourself as a a Writer.” Moderated by State Street Publishing’s George Rawlinson, the panel will feature a diverse mix  Continue Reading »