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CWIP’s Mentorship Program: Connecting Leaders and Learners

Saturday, October 14, 2017, Events, Guest Blog Post, Mentorship, Networking, Publishing
Learn more about becoming a CWIP mentor or mentee.

Maybe you underestimate your own abilities to serve as a mentor. You don’t believe you’re enough of a success story to share your insights with others. You don’t have enough time or don’t know how to be a mentor. Chances are, you’re the perfect addition to Chicago Women in Publishing’s Mentorship Program. Join our free […]

CWIP’s August Mixer: Make Publishing Connections that Count

Friday, July 28, 2017, Career, Events, Networking, Publishing
Learn more about the Chicago publishing network at CWIP’s August mixer.

Expand your professional network this summer when you join CWIP for our annual August Mixer. CWIP is partnering with the Chicago Writers Association (CWA) for this social mixer, which is open to members of both organizations, as well as students of the Writer’s Studio at the University of Chicago and those enrolled in the UC […]

2017 CWIP Publishing Fair: Event Recap and Testimonials

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Career, Events, Networking, Publishing, University Press
Networking, socializing and learning about Chicago’s publishing industry at CWIP’s Publishing Fair.

Chicago Women in Publishing’s 2017 Publishing Fair was a great success this year with a wide variety of exhibitors and attendees. Our new location at Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge was much larger than previous years and their catering options were delicious. It was a night of networking, socializing, and gaining resources and exposure for many. […]

Upcoming Events

Check out CWIP's 2017/18 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.)

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