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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our meetings have been moved online for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

We still welcome new members and guests to our virtual meetings! Contact us to virtually visit! 

Windy City has been supporting writers in their journey toward creative and professional growth in the romance genre for twenty-five years. Feel free to float around our site and learn more about us here at the Windy City Chapter of RWA. Don’t write romance? Ask about our associate membership!

Since its inception, the mission of Windy City RWA has been to promote excellence in romantic fiction, help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, while maintaining a safe, supportive environment. Everything we do as a chapter works towards that mission.

While we monitor the ongoing situation at the national organization and assess our next steps as a chapter, we renew our commitment to providing a safe and inclusive environment for writers. We recognize that we have work to do, and we are grateful to members who have given their time to ensure diverse programming options, inclusive language in our contest, and to make our meetings more accessible. These are small steps, but they are the first of many as we strive for continuous improvement.

Please reach out to the Chapter Board with any questions or concerns. – January 2020 Contact Us 

Meetings

Windy City RWA meets once per month on the second Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. A guest speaker is slated for each meeting, unless noted, followed by chapter business.

Visit our full program schedule here: 2020 Programs

Saturday January 11 – Naperville Municipal Center, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meeting Room B
Saturday February 8 – Naperville Municipal Center, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meeting Room B
Saturday March 14 – Naperville Municipal Center, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunchroom
Saturday April 11 – UPDATE: online workshop! Members check your email. Guests contact windycityadm @ gmail for more information
Saturday May 9 – ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Saturday June 13 – ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Saturday July 11 – ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Saturday August 8 – ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Saturday September 12 – ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Saturday October 10 – ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Saturday November 13– ONLINE MEETING, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
December – No Meeting
 

Meeting Locations:

 Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL 630-355-4141 Parking garage access off Eagle Drive or Webster Ave, two blocks east of South Washington and Aurora Ave, Downtown Naperville Enter through the parking garage on same level as Meeting Room B and the lunchroom. One Mile from the 5th Ave Naperville Metra train station.

Guests

Windy City RWA prides ourselves on providing excellent programming to benefit every writer no matter what stage in their writing career. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings without obligation to join, so please visit us soon!

Members of Windy City Romance Writers are required to also join Romance Writers of America. More details on RWA.org

To Join Windy City RWA, go to Windy City RWA (requires login to National RWA.org website)


Windy City’s Mission Statement

As a chapter of Romance Writers of America, the mission of Windy City is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, while maintaining a safe, supportive environment.

Windy City programs: helping to create happily ever afters since 1992.

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