The feature presentation of the 3rd Annual Writers Block Party, to be held 1 – 4 PM Saturday, August 16 at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, will be a panel discussion on the topic “Promoting Yourself as a a Writer.”
Moderated by State Street Publishing’s George Rawlinson, the panel will feature a diverse mix of local authors, a book publicist, a blogger/social media expert, and the founder of the Chicago Writers Conference. Here are brief bios for the five panelists:
Mare Swallow is a public speaker, training consultant, essayist and founder of the Chicago Writers Conference.
Dan Burns is a teacher and author of three books (“Recalled to Life,” “The First 60 Seconds,” and “No Turning Back.”)
Marcie Hill is a copywriter, blogger, speaker and author ("62 Posts to Overcome Blogger's Block" and "How to Write a Powerful Professional Bio."
Libby Fischer Hellman is a teacher, speaker and author of 10 Chicago based thrillers
Following the discussion there will be an opportunity for attendees to meet the panelists during a social networking “Writers Block Party.” Light snacks and soft drinks will be served.
The Gail Borden Public Library provides library meeting space as a community service. The library neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual(s) or organization(s)
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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.