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.

Read about the history of Chicago Writers Conference.
Visit our Press page for more information.


Staff

Mare Swallow, Founder and Executive Director
Kevin Swallow, Creative Director
Amanda Claire Buckley, Social Media Assistant
Judith Runge, Bookkeeper

Board of Directors

President: Noah Cruickshank
Treasurer: Mare Swallow
Secretary: Will Kent
Directors: Susan Dennison, Kelly Duff, Michelle Falkoff, Kevin Swallow, Joy Valdez-Pappas

Advisory Board

Barry Benson, Fundraising Professional
Andy Crestodina, Founder, Orbit Media Studios
Patricia Ann McNair, Author
Randy Richardson, Author


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. Through our partners, 826CHI and Open Books, we provide scholarships to literacy and writing tutors in Chicago, so they may continue to grow their literary skills.

Chicago Writers Conference is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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