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IU Writers’ Conference: A Participant’s Perspective

Written on March 31, 2016

Guest blog post by Celia Daniels Interested in registering? We have spots remaining in our science fiction, fiction, and poetry workshops, but they’re going quick! I first learned about the Indiana University Writers’ Conference in the spring of 2015 after meeting with the then-associate director, Trevor Mackesey. We spoke about our styles of writing for  Continue Reading »

Join CWA Under the Tent at Printers Row!

Written on February 17, 2016

Registration now open to CWA members! For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association has applied for a full tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent. As we did last year, we are making available a total of  Continue Reading »

Feedspot Releases Best Writing Blogs for 2016 Selections

Written on January 11, 2016

It’s here! The first one of the year: the 2016 listing of the “best blogs” for writers. No matter what your age, stage or genre, you’ll find a wealth of information and resources in this very diverse, dynamic compilation. Discover tips, tools and techniques to enhance your writing career and shorten your learning curve. And there’s a bonus  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 »

Congratulations to CWA’s 2015 Book Award Finalists!

Written on October 9, 2015

Ten books by Chicagoland authors have been named as finalists in the Chicago Writers Association’s 2015 Book of the Year Awards. The finalists will compete for four awards to be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 Lincoln Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Square. The awards, divided into four categories (traditionally and  Continue Reading »

CWA 2015 Book of the Year Contest

Written on June 17, 2015

The Chicago Writers Association proudly announces its 5th Annual CWA Book of the Year Award contest! The contest is open to all books published (Date of First Publication) from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. We will be awarding books in the categories of Traditionally Published and Non-Traditionally Published (self-published and POD-published) for Fiction and  Continue Reading »

CWA announces call for 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau

Written on June 13, 2015

Since its launch in 2009, the CWA Speakers Bureau continues its run as one of the literary organization’s marquee offerings. Speakers have reported steady success in securing event bookings, earning money, and selling books, while event programmers have called the CWA Speakers Bureau Menu an invaluable resource. In August, the CWA will finalize and post  Continue Reading »

Join CWA under the tent at Printers Row!

Written on February 14, 2015

Registration now open to CWA members! For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association has applied for a full tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent. As we did last year, we are making available a total of  Continue Reading »

CWA names its 2014 book award winners

Written on December 6, 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 »

CWA’s 2014 Book Award Finalists

Written on October 22, 2014

Congratulations to CWA’s 2014 Book Award Finalists! Fourteen books by Chicagoland authors have been named as finalists in the Chicago Writers Association’s 2014Book of the Year Awards. The finalists will compete for four awards to be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 Lincoln Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Square. The awards,  Continue Reading »