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…
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.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have a tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. We invite you to visit us and our 60 authors and book sellers under Tent V, in the…
Registration is now open to submit programs for CWA's 2019-2020 Speakers Bureau. Visit our registration page for details and to join.
Since its launch in 2009, the CWA Speakers Bureau has provided CWA members a valuable opportunity to book events, build their individual platforms, and sell books, while simultaneously…
GET YOUR TICKET NOW for our next educational event: The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Published
April 20, 2019
Columbia College College
600 S. Michigan Ave.
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Congratulations! You’ve finished writing your book. Now what?
On February 17th, CWA hosted our first ever CWA Presents... event. The featured panelists were Dominic Pacyga and Stuart Dybek. Bob Francis of WBOM radio out of Rockford, Illinois was kind enough to record it for us. The show will air on March 18th at 7:00 AM, CST with a…
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…