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July 22, 2015

Banish Writer’s Block With These Timely Tips!

by James A. Rose

Writer’s block is a figment of our imaginations.

There is no shortage of ideas. The source of the writer’s creative frustrations is the same source of nearly every person’s perceived hindrance in all walks of life. It’s fear. Fear of failure, being rejected, being laughed at, heckled by peers or whatever. You have ideas, probably great ones. We all have ideas. It is only when we start comparing…

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June 17, 2015

CWA 2015 Book of the Year Contest

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…

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June 13, 2015

CWA announces call for 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau

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…

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June 10, 2015

4th Annual Writers Block Party

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…

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May 5, 2015

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

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…

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April 4, 2015

Books on a shelf. Person holding a book.

April is National Poetry Month

Though Chicago's weather may not reflect it, spring has sprung. And there's no better time to embrace the beauty of the season and our senses' awakening, than to celebrate it along with a little poetry.

After all, "Roses are red. Violets are blue."

April is officially designated as…

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February 23, 2015

6/6 - 6/7/2015 - CWA at Printers Row

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…

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February 14, 2015

Join CWA under the tent at Printers Row! 2

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…

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February 4, 2015

A Poetic Tribute to Black History Month

by J.B. Banks and Henry L. Jones

Image Credit: Henry L. Jones

February is National Black History Month. A time to recognize, celebrate and embrace the collective contributions of African Americans through literature, awareness programs, and events on local and national levels.

Accordingly, here are a few creative pieces authored by Black artists, dealing…

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December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you the joy of the season, peace and Goodwill.

From our door to yours...

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