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

Upcoming Events

Join CWA at Printers Row Lit Fest

Update: All signing slots are Sold Out

The Chicago Writers Association returns to Printers Row Lit Fest on September 10 and 11, 2022. All 60 signing slots are sold out. If you'd like to be on the waiting list in the event of any author cancellations, send…

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CWA Presents…

CWA Presents... In-Person Interview with Chicago Icon, Rick Kogan



Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM.
Columbia College, 600 S Michigan, Ferguson Hall, Chicago, IL, 60605

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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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Writing Comics: A Beginner’s Guide Zoom Workshop, Feb 5, 2022

Register on Eventbrite

Attendees can receive refunds up to one day before the event start date. 

This event will not be recorded.

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11th Annual Book of the Year Awards Ceremony, January 22, 2022-Zoom Event

The 11th Annual CWA Book of the Year Award winners will be celebrated in a Zoom ceremony on Saturday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

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Cocktails and Conversation with Faisal Mohyuddin, June 6, 2021

Watch a recording of our Cocktails and Conversation chat with poet Faisal Mohyuddin on the CWA YouTube channel.

​​FAISAL MOHYUDDIN is a writer, artist, and educator. He is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), which won the 2017 Sexton Prize in Poetry,…

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CWA Presents…After-words Book Store

Sandra Colbert of CWA talks with the #bookstore owner of After-words Bookstore. Watch the event on the CWA YouTube channel.

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Cocktails and Conversation with Eckhartz Press on May 3, 2021

Watch the recorded session on the CWA YouTube channel.

Join us for Cocktails and Conversation as we chat with Rick Kaempfer and David Stern, longtime friends and founders of Eckhartz Press.

Every writer wants to know what publishers look for. This is your chance to find out.


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Monthly Feature: CWA Book Nook

We're excited to announce a new monthly feature where we team up with Chicago-area booksellers to suggest books you might enjoy.

First up is "Serotonin-Inducing Reads" from the staff of Madison Street Books, 1127 W. Madison St., Chicago IL A good balance of hope and fun and all around…

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Cocktails and Conversation with Nancy Johnson, April 4, 2021

Watch the recorded event on the CWA YouTube channel.

Cocktails and Conversation with Nancy Johnson on Sunday April 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm Central Time as we talk about storytelling through the lens of race.

Nancy's debut novel The Kindest Lie is all the buzz, from the…

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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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