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April 2017

Cathie Linz Romance Appreciation Dinner

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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It’s Windy City’s Annual Romance Appreciation Dinner! Join your fellow WC members, local librarians and booksellers as we gather to honor those who celebrate the romance genre.  Every year we honor one special librarian who goes above and beyond to support romance with the NI Librarian Of The Year Award. ***This is a catered event and we’d love to have an accurate count of our attendees. Please RSVP by 3/24/17*** Windy City members please sign up on the yahoo loop…

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Program with Denise Swanson

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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More info on program to come. About Denise: Denise Swanson, The New York Times best-selling author of the Scumble River Mystery series, began writing after coming face-to-face with evil. She quickly decided she would rather write about villains than encounter them in her daily life. She was also shocked to discover that getting a book published was nearly as difficult as vanquishing scoundrels. Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death is the second book in her new Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series featuring Devereaux…

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Program with Sonali Dev

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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More info on program to come. About Sonali: Sonali Dev’s first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and writing, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites. With the advent of her first gray hair her mad love for telling stories returned full force, and…

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May 2017

911 Operator

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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Building a Reader Base with Robyn Bachar

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Lisle Library, 777 Front Street
Lisle, 60532
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More info on program to come. About Robyn: Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled twice in the PRISM Contest for Published Authors, twice in the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards. As…

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June 2017

Deep Point of View

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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Does your dialog read as a list of “he said, she said?” Do your critique partners ask, “Whose head are we in here?” Have you gotten contest feedback saying, “go deeper into the POV” or “Show, don’t tell”? And are you wondering how on earth to fix your manuscript? Good news! POV is a skill that can be learned! Join award-winning author (and Point-Of-View obsessive) Sarah M. Anderson as she identifies common POV errors, when the rules are flexible and…

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Damon Suede visits Windy City

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

More info on program to come. About Damon: Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over: Houston, New York, London, Prague. Along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He…

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Jail & Corrections – The Real Story

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lisle Library, 777 Front Street
Lisle, 60532
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July 2017

Craft Night – Pitching/Query/Synopisis

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Le Chocolat Du Bouchard, 127 - 129 S. Washington
Naperville, 60540
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No Meeting – RWA Nationals

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Windy City does not schedule meetings during RWA’s Annual Conference. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830 The headquarters hotel for RWA2017 will be the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. This beautiful hotel is located on lake-front property in between Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™in Orlando, Florida. All sleeping rooms in the RWA block will be newly renovated.

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