2018 Program Schedule

Here at Windy City, we pride ourselves on providing excellent programming to benefit every writer no matter the stage of their writing career. Non-members are welcome to attend two meetings without any obligation to join, so please visit us soon! For critique nights, non-members may listen in. Submission of critiqued writing samples will be reserved for members of the chapter.

2018 Programs
Date Program Presenter Location
1/10/18 Coping with your Inner Critic Carmela Martino Naperville Chamber of Commerce 3rd Flr Conference Room
1/24/18 Writing Conflict Using Dialogue Sarah Terez Rosenblum of The Story Studio Chicago Lisle Library
2/14/18 Meditation in the Workplace PLUS Valentine's Day Celebration! Robin Skylar Naperville CoC
2/28/18 Critique Night: Hot Night Critiques from Sweet to Scorching Critique Night Lisle Library
3/09/18 Romance Appreciation Dinner (RAD) Night! Librarian and Bookseller Celebration Sonali Dev to Host
3/14/18 Talk it Out: How Narrating Your Book Improves Your Story Melonie Johnson Naperville CoC
3/28/18 Creating Colorful Characters Nicole Leiren Lisle Library
4/11/18 Crafting Memorable Characters through Dialogue Andrea Cladis Naperville CoC
4/25/18 Critique Night: Long Critique (2 readers up to 15 pages) Critique Night Lisle Library Study Room
5/9/18 Author Branding Sonali Dev Naperville CoC
5/23/18 Reading as a Writer(instructor from College of Dupage) Mardelle Fortier Lisle Library
6/13/18 Scrivener for Writers Livia Grant Naperville CoC
6/27/18 Critique Night: Pitches Queries Back Cover Blurbs Critique Night Lisle Library
7/11/18 Write-in Open to all members Panera Bread Naperville Route 59 at 95th Street (by AMC Movies)
7/25/18 NO MEETING RWA Nationals July 18-21 Denver CO
8/08/18 Post Nationals Dinner Bon Appetit! TBD
8/22/18 If The Shoe Fits… Finding the right style for your publishing career Elizabeth Harmon Lisle Library
9/12/18 Women of WWII and Historical Research Barbara Deane Naperville CoC
9/26/18 Sales Skills for Authors Ruth Kauffman Lisle Library
10/10/18 How To Write It When You Can't Be There Blythe Gifford Naperville CoC
10/24/18 Write-in: hosted word sprints Writing Night Lisle Library Group Study Room
11/14/18 Annual General Meeting and TBD Regena Bryant Naperville CoC
11/28/18 NO MEETING – Thanksgiving Gobble Gobble!
12/7/18 Holiday Party! Chapter Celebration Host TBD
12/12/18 NO MEETING Enjoy!
12/26/18 NO MEETING – Christmas Week Happy Holidays from Windy City!


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