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CWA’s First Chapter Contest Winners!

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…

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8/6/2016 - Meet the Presses

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…

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7/16/2016 - 4th Annual Summer Social with IWPA

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

| Free

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…

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Join CWA Under the Tent at Printers Row!

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…

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6/11 - 6/12/2016: CWA @ Printers Row Lit Fest

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…

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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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CWA Presents… February 12, 2021

Join us on Saturday, February 12, 2021 for CWA Presents... Zoom Edition as CWA Board member Sandra Colbert interviews two 2020 winners of the Book of the Year Awards: Elizabeth Wetmore, the author of Valentine and Jacqueline Saper, author of From Miniskirt to Hijab.

This event is free and…

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A No-Holds Barred Tour of Modern Publishing

The publishing landscape has changed a lot in the past decade. There’s never been a better time to be an author, but there’s never been a more confusing time, either. What’s the difference between traditional and self-publishing? What does an agent do? Is a publisher the same thing as…

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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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