Recap: World Book Night 2014

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Our sold-out World Book Night mixer with Chicago Women in Publishing was a huge success! The Book Cellar was a great spot for writers, editors, and other literary types to convene.

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CWC Social Media Coordinator and our official book giver walked around the Lincoln Square neighborhood to hand out free books. Her winning opening phrase: “I swear I’m not being creepy.”

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CWC Founder Mare Swallow and CWIP Executive Director Kim Bookless welcomed the crowd and spoke about how their organizations can help writers of all stages in their career.

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Patricia Skalka, a 2012 CWC alum, read from her debut novel Death Stalks Door County. We couldn’t be more proud of all her success!

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Special guest Scott Turow read from the WBN2014 pick, Presumed Innocent. Before doing so, he regaled the audience with stories of his own path as a writer. “Before Presumed Innocent, I had a career as a failed novelist.”

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Afterwards, guests had a chance to mix and mingle, get some new books, and even have them autographed.

Thanks again to everyone involved for a fantastic event! A special thanks to Elliot Mandel for the beautiful photographs.

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