CWIP’s Publishing Fair – An Exhibitor’s Perspective: An Interview with Northwestern University Press’ Marketing Manager Greta Bennion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Career, Events, Networking, Publishing, University Press
Network with Chicago’s Publishing Professionals at CWIP’s Publishing Fair.

CWIP’s Publishing Fair provides exhibitors a way to gain exposure and connect with their target audience in person. May 17 is right around the corner, but don’t worry, there’s still time to register as an exhibitor for this year’s fair. For more information on how to register as either an exhibitor or an attendee, click […]

Why CWIP’s Publishing Fair Is a Must-Attend Event: An Interview with Meghann Workman

Monday, April 24, 2017, Career, Events, Networking, Publishing
Children’s author Caroline Lee exhibiting at CWIP’s Publishing Fair

Created as a way for Chicago-based publishing professionals to connect with one another, CWIP’s third annual Publishing Fair is fast approaching on Wednesday, May 17. Admission is free for CWIP professional members, only $10 for students and senior CWIP members, and just $25 for nonmembers. Plus, don’t forget from now until May 5, you have […]

Mark Your Calendars for CWIP’s Publishing for Professionals Seminar

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Career, Events, Uncategorized

Aside from longer days and warmer weather (we hope), there are other reasons to look forward to March. CWIP’s March event is our first-ever Publishing for Professionals Workshop! This is a daylong seminar aimed at professionals who want to explore book publishing as a means of marketing their brand. To get a sneak peek of what […]

Upcoming Events

Check out CWIP's 2016/17 educational and special events* held on the third Wednesdays of most months. All events are open to the public, but are either free or at preferred pricing for CWIP members. Our Events Calendar lists every CWIP event as all the details become available.

Many events are held at the U.S. Bank Building (40th floor) at 190 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago, which is accessible by public transportation. While this building does not provide parking, discounted parking is available nearby through ParkWhiz or SpotHero.

Networking generally begins around 5:30 p.m. with the program running from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additional networking time follows the educational portion of the evening.

Look for additional Saturday workshops, mentorship events, and networking mixers throughout the year.

CWIP programming takes a break in the summer and returns again in the fall.

Our Members Say...

    "As the author of a children’s book, I needed an editor with experience in children’s literature, language arts, and Lexile scores. Fortunately, I discovered CWIP's Freelance Directory and found the perfect match for my manuscript. Soon I began attending the monthly meetings, becoming a CWIP member myself. Where else can you learn so much about the publishing world through knowledgeable and experienced guest speakers? The networking opportunities helped introduce me to publishing professionals familiar with print production—even marketing. I found my team at CWIP."

—Caroline Lee, Author of Maxzyne Meets the Mannequins

*(Note: dates will not change, but educational topics may.)