CWC 2014

The 2014 Chicago Writers Conference happens October 24-26, 2014
in Downtown Chicago.

We’ll kick off with a party on Friday night at Brando’s Speakeasy – 343 S. Dearborn.

Then join us for Conference Sessions on Saturday and Sunday at
University Center, 525 S. State St., Chicago.

Saturday night, we’re back at Brando’s from 6:30 – 8:30 for Chicago Writers, Chicago Readers, our reading event. Hear works from your fellow conferees and join us for a cocktail.

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Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Finance for Writers
  • Self-Publishing
  • Make Your Work Publish-able
  • The Journey to Publication
  • Social Media
  • Writing for Online Publications
  • Publicity for Writers
  • Writing for the Younger Crowd
  • What Publishers and Agents Want

Confirmed Speakers

  • New York Times Best-Selling Author Sara Paretsky
  • Children’s Author Allan Woodrow
  • YA Author Erica O’Rourke
  • Novelist Eric Charles May
  • Novelist Loretta Nyhan
  • Historical Fiction Writer Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Writer, Editor, and Film Fan Tasha Robinson (The Dissolve)
  • Editor Chuck Sudo (Chicagoist)
  • Author Clayton Smith
  • Shakespeare Re-Masters The Q Brothers
  • Non-Fiction Author Audrey Petty
  • Novelist Christine Sneed
  • Novelist and Press Founder Kathleen Rooney

Tickets are sold out.

Add yourself to the waitlist

View the schedule.

Read about our speakers and panelists.