Tuesday Good beer and good writing mix at Tuesday Funk. Quenchers Salon is hosting the Wit Rabbit Reading Series. Wednesday Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman is reading from his new novel tonight. Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, is reading from her novel in Skokie. Thursday Derf Backderf reads from his novel My Friend Dahmer tonight. The […]
Happy Wednesday, Chicagoans (and everyone else, too)! If you’ve been too busy gearing up for Lollapalooza to check Twitter, here are five highlights from our handle at @ChiWritersConf: For our #conference attendees only: get your query critiqued by @chucksambuchino http://t.co/Qjz8IJt6 — Chicago Writers Conf (@ChiWritersConf) July 26, 2012 We were thrilled to see the […]
We’re thrilled to announce Wendy McClure, editor, columnist, and author of I’m Not the New Me and The Wilder Life, will deliver our closing talk. You’ll hear Wendy share her insights on what being an editor has taught her about being a writer, and why (and how) writers should wait until their work is ready. […]
The Chicago Writers Conference is very proud to announce that we are officially partnering with Open Books! As some of you may already know, Open Books is a nonprofit social enterprise right here in Chicago. The over 500 volunteers serve as literacy coaches, mentors, and role models to students in the city. We recently spoke […]
Update: There are only 50 early bird slots left! Get discounted pricing if you register for the Chicago Writers Conference before July 1! Planning on attending the Chicago Writers Conference this September? Sign up now! Early bird pricing (a $25 discount) ends this Saturday, June 30. Visit the CWC website or our Eventbrite Page to […]
Chicago has long been home to award-winning authors, journalists, historians and bloggers. There are over 50 live lit events every month in Chicago. This city is full of brilliant literary talent.
And yet…if any of these talented writers want to attend a conference to learn how to get published, new trends in publishing (digital, anyone?) or just rub elbows with a publisher or agent, they have to spend big bucks to travel elsewhere. Let’s make this easy. Let’s make it fun. In Chicago.
Details: September 14-16, 2012 at the historic (and gorgeous) Tribune Tower.
This conference is for fiction and non-fiction writers alike!