Registration is open for the 2nd annual Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference.
We listened to your suggestions from last year and 2019 is going to be even bigger and better!
Twelve amazing presenters
Live lit event, open…
Join us for an afternoon with two of our most distinguished Chicago authors, Dominic Pacyga and Stuart Dybek. We'll discuss their journey as writers, their work, their craft and writing about Chicago. Audience participation is encouraged.
Sunday, February 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Chicago Cultural Center,…
The 8th Annual CWA Book of the Year Awards
We are pleased to announce the winners of Chicago Writers Association's 2018 Book of the Year Awards. Winners will be celebrated at a ceremony at The Book Cellar in Chicago's Lincoln Square on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
Chicago Writers Association in partnership with the English & Creative Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago presents:
Memoirs and Personal Essays: The Art of Writing Your Story
Have you ever had unique personal experiences that other people may find interesting to read about? Have you started writing your story and…
Our First Chapter Contest is now closed! Good luck to all entrants.
Visit CWA's tent (Tent O) at the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest, June 9 and 10, in Chicago's historic Printers Row neighborhood. Sixty CWA authors will be on hand selling their books under the tent throughout the weekend. And all weekend CWA representatives will have…
A story lives inside you even as you read this. Whether we write for our own enjoyment or share our work with others, we sometimes fall into periods of fallow. We worry. Where has our creativity gone? What can we do to get the spark back?
The Stories Within You…
Can’t Make it to The Uncommon Writers Conference in March? No worries. Two of our conference speakers, Christine Maul Rice Rice and Fred Mitchell, will share their knowledge at our Conference Preview.
Crafting a Short Story
Christine Maul Rice will discuss universal…