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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 »

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 »

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 »

CWA announces call for 2017-2018 Speakers Bureau

Written on June 4, 2017

Since its launch in 2009, the CWA Speakers Bureau has provided CWA members a valuable opportunity to book events, build their individual platforms, and sell books, while simultaneously offering event programmers a trusted resource to guide their programming efforts. In August, the CWA will finalize and post the NEW 2017-2018 CWA Speakers Bureau Menu to  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 »

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.”

CWA’s First Chapter Contest Winners!

Written on December 12, 2016

A bicycle ride that ends tragically is the springboard for the winner of the Chicago Writers Association’s inaugural First Chapter Contest. Victoria Freund’s opening chapter to “Estate” captured first place.  Victoria will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 7 to 13, 2017, at the Cedar Valley Center & Spa,  Continue Reading »