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May 2017

Emergency Preparedness with Mary Pratt

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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Emergency Preparedness Do you know what to do in an emergency? Do your characters? Join us for an exciting evening packed with information. Emergency Preparedness Presentation Includes: Emergency Planning – Why plan and prepare? Types of Emergency Situations Planning Steps Weather Terms 101 Understanding Severe Thunderstorm Risk Categories   About Mary: Mary Pratt, currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Village of Downers Grove.  She began her career in Downers Grove as a Police Officer, and has held…

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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 with Sarah M. Anderson

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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Deep Point of View 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…

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Windy City is Proud to Present Damon Suede

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oswego Public Library, Montgomery Branch, 1111 Reading Drive
Montgomery , IL 60538 United States
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Live from New York the Dynamic Damon Suede! Damon visits the Windy City and talks characters, love arcs, and so much more. Join us for an all day workshop full of fun, creativity, and inspiration.   MOVING CHARACTERS 9:30am – 12:30pm Bestsellers start with fascinating people. In this session we’ll take your fictional folks to the next level with a simple, powerful technique that will strengthen your plots, your hooks, and your voice. Go beyond looks, persona, and boilerplate traits so…

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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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Jail & Corrections - The Real Story Tonight’s speaker has worked within the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. Working his way from Deputy to Lieutenant, he spent 14 of those years on the Emergency Response Team, working with high-profile and highly dangerous inmates. He spent 5 years on the gang unit. A Little Bit About Our Speaker: Tonight’s speaker has worked within the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. Working his way from Deputy to Lieutenant, he…

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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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August 2017

Post Nationals Dinner

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angelis, 1478 East Chicago Ave.
Naperville, 60540
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Join Windy City for dinner and discussions on all things Nationals! If you missed it or want to relive it, this is the perfect time and place! Please come to listen or share your experiences. Angelis Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering 1478 East Chicago Avenue Naperville

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Beta Heroes with Elizabeth Harmon

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lisle Library, 777 Front Street
Lisle, 60532
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More info on program to come.   About Elizabeth: I love stories that give a fresh take on classic themes, and feature characters and locations not often seen in romance. Give me a lovable, if less-than-perfect heroine, a gorgeous hero with a heart of gold, take them a little off the beaten path and I'm a happy girl. I read a variety of genres-- romance to horror and just about everything in between. I am a member of Romance Writers…

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September 2017

9/13/17

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville CoC, 55 S. Main St.
Naperville, 60540
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