Cocktails and Conversation with Karen Karbo, 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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Workshop: Memoir Writing

Crafting Memoir: How to Outline Your Own Hero's Journey

How do you write a successful, complete story arc about a life you're still living? Award-winning author and writing coach Tammy Letherer will teach you how to build a powerful outline for your memoir using the Hero's Journey, a…

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CWA Presents: An Afternoon with Award-Winning Author Scott Turow

Interviewed by CWA board member and author Sandra Colbert

Thursday, October 24th, 1:00 to 3:30at the Chicago Cultural Center, 2nd floor - Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 E. Washington Street

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Scott Turow…

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