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 in a fictional small Illinois town that gives a lesson on unschooling. A raw, wickedly…
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.…
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…
October 18, 2014
September 8, 2014
By: Marcie Hill
Promoting Yourself as a Writer/Author
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Chicago Writers Association (CWA) and its Rockford affiliate, In Print, co-sponsored the 3rd Annual Writers Block Party at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois. Five panelists, Dan Burns, Libby Fischer Hellman, Marcie Hill, Dana Kaye…
September 8, 2014
The Chicago Writers Association proudly unveils the 2014-15 Speakers Bureau, featuring a diverse collection of 71 programs – 42 of which are being offered for the first time – by some our most accomplished members. “Since its debut in 2009, the CWA Speakers Bureau has rapidly become one of the…
July 6, 2014
"Write Right, Write Now," sponsored by Books Ink, at 1835 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, is open to writers of all levels and genres. Established to help writers to increase their skills and their bottom line, sessions will be held on Saturdays throughout the summer.
June 18, 2014
Since its launch in 2009, the CWA Speakers Bureau has cemented itself as one of the organization’s marquee offerings. Speakers have reported steady success in securing event bookings, earning money, and selling books. Event programmers, meanwhile, have increasingly told us that the CWA Speakers Bureau Menu serves a helpful resource…
June 15, 2014
by Jennifer Brown Banks
Don’t believe what you’ve been told. You know: the well-intentioned, widely circulated advice that contends that you should never compare yourself to other writers. Hogwash. This kind of recommendation can stunt your creative growth, limit your horizons, and cause complacency.
In fact, I just read one of these misguided…
June 3, 2014
The Chicago Writers Association proudly announces its 4th Annual CWA Book of the Year Award contest!
The contest is open to all books published (Date of First Publication) from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. We will be awarding books in the categories of Traditionally Published and…
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