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

Board of Directors

President: Susan Dennison
Treasurer: Michelle Falkoff
Secretary: Noah Cruickshank

Advisory Board

Barry Benson
Patricia Ann McNair
Will Kent
Joy Valdez-Pappas


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