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From the board of directors of Chicago Writers Association, please join us for the 3rd annual  Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference coming up on March 21-22, 2020 at the beautiful Warwick Allerton Hotel. CLICK HERE to reserve your room at our special rate of $99 per night.

We're excited to add some new presenters to our lineup: Elizabeth Berg, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Dominic Pacyga and Renee Rosen, just to name a few, and we're bringing back some of your favorites: Ann Garvin, Tim Storm and Patty McNair, the small press panel, and others. See the presenters page below for more information, but please note that the lineup is not quite complete so we may have a few more surprises in store.

Some of what to expect:

  • A terrific venue
  • Twenty-plus amazing presenters
  • Author interviews
  • Most meals, including the Saturday evening dinner, are included in your registration
  • Live lit event, open to attendees
  • Swag bag
    ...and new this year:
  • The opportunity to have a one-on-one consultation with some of our presenters
  • The opportunity to have a professional headshot taken

Details coming soon.

Registration is open. Click the link below to register.

CWA Board of Directors 
Top, left to right: Kristin Oakley, Samantha Hoffman, Randy Richardson, Christina Rodriguez, Rick Kaempfer
Bottom, left to right: Shawn Shiflett, Dan Burns, Charlie Monte Verde, Marcie Hill
Not pictured: Becky Sarwate, Sandra Colbert




Memories from the 2019 conference:

Nonfiction panel Tim Storm Fiction Panel