About

Chicago Writers Conference is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting Chicago area writers and publishing professionals through conferences, workshops and literary events.

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Staff

Mare Swallow, Founder and Executive Director
Ines Bellina, Social Media Coordinator
Gina Gajewski, Programming Intern
Kevin Swallow, Creative/Marketing Director
Judith Runge, Bookkeeper

Board of Directors

President: Noah Cruickshank
Treasurer: Mare Swallow
Secretary: Joy Valdez
Director: Kevin Swallow
Director: Will Kent

Advisory Committee

Barry Benson, Executive Director, 826CHI
Andy Crestodina, Founder, Orbit Media Studios
Kelly Duff, Writer
Patricia Ann McNair, Author
William Shunn, Author