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We’re excited to announce that Marcy Posner of Folio Literary Management and Keidra Chaney of The Web Farm will be speaking at the conference on September 15. Marcy and Keidra join our already impressive line up of speakers. We can’t wait to hear from all of them in September!
We are excited to announce that Early Bird Registration is now open! There are a limited amount of Early Bird Registration tickets available, so get yours soon. Early Bird Registration will end on June 30, 2012 or when Early Bird Registrations sell out. After that, the price will be increased.
We are excited to announce that author Aleksandar Hemon will be our opening Keynote Speaker! Aleksandar is the author of Love and Obstacles, The Lazarus Project, Nowhere Man and The Question of Bruno. He’s also a winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. More […]
Our inbox has been blowing up (ish) with request for a Poetry panel in September. Today we can confirm it: Yes, there will be a poetry panel. Speakers are unconfirmed, but as soon as they are confirmed, you can bet their names will be here. Wanna actually see it happen? Then donate here. We can’t […]
Ian Belknap, Founder and Producer of Write Club “This uncommon sense that we all want each other to do well.” “In Chicago, there’s much more the sense that the work itself is exciting.” William Shunn, Author and Co-host of Tuesday Funk “One of the things that I really appreciated when I came to Chicago was […]
The Chicago Writers Conference is getting some blove (pronounced “bluv” that’s Blog-Love) from some cool science fiction writers. Check it out! From Inhuman Swill, the blog of Science Fiction author William Shunn. Blog of science fiction author Tobias Buckell. Enjoy, and happy reading!
“The live lit scene in Chicago is exploding” – Ian Belknap, Write Club Founder and Producer @writeclubrules “Chicago is this amazing literary city” – Mare Swallow, Founder Chicago Writers Conference @chiwritersconf “Chicago has a really vibrant and accepting literary scene” – William Shunn, Co-host of Tuesday Funk @tuesdayfunk Chicago Writers Conference is coming to Tribune […]