That was fun!

The first-ever Chicago Writers Conference was a success! We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful speakers, attendees, volunteers, partners and sponsors. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

A few photos from Day 1 are below. You can visit our entire flickr stream here. All photos will be uploaded within 2 weeks.


Social time at Open Books Bookstore, following Friday night’s readings. Hosted by Tuesday Funk.


Author Mary Robinette Kowal reads at the Friday night event. After her reading, she treated us to a puppet show. No kidding! It was awesome.


Our crowd listens to Aleksandar Hemon talk about “Writing the City.”