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Just Write Day Retreat

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…

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The winners of CWA’s 4th Annual First Chapter Contest announced

A snowy day in a Minnesota farm town. A chase ensues through the eyes of alternating characters. This sets the stage for secrets to be exposed for the winner of the Chicago Writers Association’s 4th Annual First Chapter Contest. Bill Mathis’ opening chapter to “Revenge is Necessary” captured first place.…

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CWA’s 4th 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 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…

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7th Annual Summer Social, July 27th

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

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Join CWA under the tent at Printers Row!

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.

We are…

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