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 2021 program calendar below.
Windy City RWA meets once per month on the second Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted.
|All meetings will be virtual from March 2020 through year-end 2021 until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual meeting links are provided for members via member communication – email and private forums. To visit a meeting virtually, contact us!
Previous in-person meeting location:
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 9||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Quarantine Blues: Getting Your Mojo Back After a Major Event||Jamie K. Schmidt||Online via Zoom Contact us|
|February 13||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||From Arousal to Zipper: Writing the Best Sex of Your Life||Linda Mercury||Online via Zoom|
|March 13||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Everyday Things That Can Kill You||Shree Aier||Online via Zoom|
|April 10||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Thrifty Tips for Authors||Vanessa Vale||Online via Zoom|
|May 8||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Riding the Train of Scene and Sequel||Terri Reed||Online via Zoom|
|June 12||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Using Social Media and Networking to Advance Your Writing Career||Kenya Goree-Bell||Online via Zoom|
|July 10||10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||How To Get A Great Book Cover||Sylvia Frost Creative Director of The Book Brander||Online via Zoom|
|August 14||10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Fiction Haiku: Crafting Conflict||Amy Lane||Online via Zoom|
|September 11||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Hostage Negotiation||KJ Howe||Online via Zoom|
|October 9||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||TBD||TBD||Online via Zoom|
|November 13||10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Annual General Meeting and Speaker TBD||Farrah Rochon||Online via Zoom|
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