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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. […]

Printers Row Lit Fest 2017: What to Know Before You Go

Thursday, June 8, 2017, Events, Networking, Publishing
Visit exhibitor booths to find out more about authors and organizations.

It’s that time again bookworms! Are you ready for the 33rd Annual Printers Row Lit Fest? As a regular attendee of the Lit Fest, I can tell you it’s always best to review the schedule and the weather forecast before you go. Many author panels and discussions occur concurrently so you may have to make some […]

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 […]

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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