Windy City is proud to provide excellent programming to benefit every writer no matter the stage of their writing career. Non-members are welcome to attend two meetings without obligation to join, so please visit us soon! For critique meetings, non-members may listen in. Submission of critiqued writing samples will be reserved for members of the chapter.
See the 2020 program calendar below.
Starting in 2020, we’re moving all of our meetings to Saturdays! We tested several Saturday meetings in 2019 and determined this time is more accessible for the most members and prospective members. Windy City RWA meets once per month on the second Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. Optional second meetings may be planned for write-ins, critiques, or other activities and are not official business meetings. These meetings may occur at a library or cafe and will be posted here or on member communication channels – RWA Windy City forum or our Facebook page.
|Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL 630-355-4141 – Meeting Room B, Lunchroom
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. The Lunchroom is the first door on the right off the parking garage entrance. One Mile from the 5th Ave Naperville Metra station. Get Directions
|January 11||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Should You Hire a Writing Coach?||MEETING CANCELLED SEVERE WEATHER Allie Pleiter||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|February 8||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Working with Romance Media||Danielle Dresser – Editorial Manager Fresh Fiction||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|March 14||10 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Update: Make Your Marketing Spring||Amy Alessio – Author Librarian Booklist Reviewer||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Lunchroom|
|April 11||UPDATE to 1 p.m. ONLINE WORKSHOP ONLY.||How to Optimize Your Amazon Page to Sell More Books||Bryan Cohen – Author Podcaster Coach||UPDATE online workshop Members check email / Guests contact windycityadm @ gmail.com|
|May 9||ONLINE ONLY 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.||Chapter Business and BYOSP Bring Your Own Story Problem brainstorming session||Board and program committe||Online – members watch your email for webinar link. Guests contact us for details|
|June 13||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Worldbuilding||Sue Burke – Author and Translator||LOCATION TBD MAY BE ONLINE Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|July 11||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||TBA||TBA||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|July 29 – August 1||See website for times||RWA National Conference||Registration required||San Francisco CA|
|August 8||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||TBA||TBA||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|September 12||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||TBA||TBA||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|October 10||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||TBA||TBA||Naperville Municipal Center Meeting Room B|
|November 14||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Annual General Meeting and Speaker TBA||TBA||Naperville Municipal Center Lunchroom|
|Friday December 4||Evening||Holiday Party!||Chapter Celebration||Members Only Host TBD|
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