Chicago Writers Association News and Events
Chicago Writers Association News and Events

Upcoming Events

Cocktails and Conversation with Kristin Oakley, March 7, 2021

Cocktails and Conversation, a virtual event brought to you by Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference.

Join me and one my favorite people, author and conference presenter Kristin Oakley on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm Central Time for Cocktails and Conversation as we talk about how…

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Flash in a Flash with Katey Schultz, March 20, 2021

Flash is one of the most popular genres being written and published today. Whether you’re already published, mired in NaNoWriMo drafts, deep into a memoir project, or fully devoted to fiction, the skills required in flash fiction and flash nonfiction will improve your ability to handle scene, embed metaphor, and…

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Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference March 19-20, 2022

Join us for the 3rd annual Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference coming up on March 19-20, 2022 at the beautiful Warwick Allerton Hotel.
Details HERE.

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Cocktails and Conversation with Tim Storm, Feb. 7th

Cocktails and Conversation, a virtual event brought to you by Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference.

Join Samantha Hoffman and favorite conference presenter Tim Storm on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm Central Time for Cocktails and Conversation as they talk about how to stay connected through…

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10th Annual Book of the Year Awards

The 10th Annual CWA Book of the Year Award winners will be celebrated at a Zoom ceremony on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

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Cocktails and Conversation January 3, 2021

Cocktails and Conversation, a virtual event brought to you by Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference.

2020 has shaken up our writing lives. Let's start the new year fresh and reinvigorated.

Join Samantha Hoffman and award-winning author Karen Karbo on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm…

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CWA’s 5th Annual First Chapter Contest

Are you currently writing an original work of fiction? Submit up to 10 pages of the first chapter of your book to CWA's 5th Annual First Chapter Contest.

First prize is a full scholarship to attend either the All-Genre Novel-In-Progress (NIP) Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 23 to 29,…

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5th Annual First Chapter Contest open for entries

Are you currently writing an original work of fiction? Submit up to 10 pages of the first chapter of your book to CWA's 5th Annual First Chapter Contest. Visit our First Chapter Contest page for details on how to enter. Deadline is October 1, 2020.

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Chicago Writers Association: Statement on Racism, Black Lives Matter, and Police Brutality

As an organization which believes in the power of words, we realize we haven’t said enough about the Black Lives Matter movement, racism, police brutality and in support of Black writers in our community and beyond. Within our organizing board, we have received feedback on how we can do better.…

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Networking for Writers: Panel Discussion

Tappng Into Writers' Residencies, Conferences,  Professional Organizations and. More... 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 am.
623 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-3506

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CWA Presents An Afternoon with Two Marys: Chicago Tribune Columnists, Mary Schmich and Mary Wisniewski

Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago IL 60602

Mary Schmich was born in Savannah, Ga. She attended journalism school at Stanford and has worked as a reporter at the Peninsula Times Tribune…

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The 9th Annual Book of the Year Awards

The 9th Annual CWA Book of the Year Award winners will be celebrated at a ceremony at The Book Cellar in Chicago's Lincoln Square on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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