A bicycle ride that ends tragically is the springboard for the winner of the Chicago Writers Association’s inaugural First Chapter Contest. Victoria Freund’s opening chapter to “Estate” captured first place.
Victoria will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 7 to…
The book publishing landscape keeps evolving as it tries to adapt to rapid changes in technological platforms and reading trends. No more is this true than in Chicago where some gritty publishers are bucking the odds and not just surviving but thriving. Learn what they’re doing to stay in the…
4th Annual Summer Social with Illinois Woman's Press Association
July 16, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm @ Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Join members of Chicago Writers Association and the IWPA for the 4th Annual Summer Social! Enjoy free appetizers provided by CWA, a cash bar and…
Registration now open to CWA members!
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association has applied for a full tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent. As we did last year, we are…
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have its own tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 11-12, 2016. Look for us under Tent A, at the entrance gate at W. Congress Parkway and S. Dearborn St. We will…
By Michelle Duster I know that sometimes it's difficult to find time to write, so I've put together a "Just Write" Day Retreat where you can come to one beautiful, inspiring location and completely focus on your writing. You'll be around other like-minded people, but everyone will be…
Are you currently writing an original work of fiction? Submit up to 10 pages of the first chapter of your book to CWA's 4th Annual First Chapter Contest.
First prize is a full scholarship to attend the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 17 to 23, 2020, at the…
Members, non-members, friends, colleagues and guests are invited to join the IWPA and Chicago Writers Association for en evening of literature, conversation, storytelling, food and drink. Click here for more details and RSVP instructions. We look forward to seeing you!
July 27, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 pm
For the sixth consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association has applied for a full tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent.