The feature presentation of the 2nd Annual Writers Block Party will be a panel discussion looking at the pros and cons of traditional versus self-publishing, as well as the recent development of hybrid publishing, which combines aspects of both traditional and self-publishing.
When & Where
Chicago Writers Association & In Print
The Chicago Writers Association (CWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the 4 C’s of writing: creativity, commerce, craft and community. CWA strives to:
- Foster a visible, supportive writing community.
- Provide genuine, constructive feedback and access to resources.
- Assist writers at all levels achieve their writing goals.
- Build a bridge to unite all facets of Chicago’s diverse literary culture.
- Promote Chicago as a place of literary distinction.
CWA’s diverse membership ranges from professional freelancers and published authors, to writers aspiring to be published and those who write as a creative outlet. Our members write both fiction and non-fiction, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, feature articles and essays. Some work in specific genres such as romance, history, religious, horror, science fiction, biography, or memoirs.
In Print, a professional writer's organization, provides resources and education to support individuals in their craft. They are an affiliate of the Chicago Writers Association. Their meetings include keynote speakers, workshops, critique sessions, writing prompts, editing services, and networking for published or unpublished writers of all genres.