2021 Program Schedule

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.

Meeting Location

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

2021 Programs
Date Time Program Presenter Location
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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