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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 as crafting a short story, creating compelling characters, emotional turning points, the intersection of life and fiction…and much more.

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Registration for CWA members: $275
Registration for non-members: $300
We are getting very special room rates at the conference venue, the Whitehall Hotel, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, just steps from Michigan Avenue. Room rates starting at only $109. Call The Whitehall at 312.573.6389 and use the group name Chicago Writers Association.

 Meet our conference presenters:

Ann GarvinEmotion: The Steering Wheel Behind Your Plot

Ethan Michaeli, Writing Nonfiction: From the Personal to the Historical

Katrina Kittle, What Are Your Characters Talking About?

Kathryn Craft, Emotional Turning Points

Nadine Kenney Johnstone, The One Thing You Should Always Do Before You Write

Christine Sneed, Creating Dynamic Characters

Shawn ShiflettThe Intersection of Life and Fiction 

Patricia Ann McNairIs it Hot in Here or Is It Just My Writing? How to Handle Sex on the Page

Kelly Harms, Using Meditation for Rebuilding Writing Habits

Fred Mitchell, Saturday Keynote Speaker

David Fisher, How to Make Money as a Writer…Really!


Christine Maul Rice, Crafting a Short Story

Marcus Sakey, A conversation with a best selling author

Sponsors for Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference include: