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CWIP at Printers Row Lit Fest

Love literary festivals and CWIP? Then be sure to join us this weekend at the Printers Row Lit Fest! We’re in need of volunteers to help staff our table on Sunday, June 8th, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. You can find the CWIP & IWPA table at tent X, toward the south end of Dearborn Street, across from the Columbia College tent. We’ll only be there Sunday, so if you are attending, be sure to stop by and say hello! If you are able to volunteer, email

Sunday, June 8

Dearborn & Polk

For more information on Printers Row, click here.

CWIP and IWOC Mixer, June 10

Join your fellow CWIPers as we meet and mingle over drinks and appetizers with members of the Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC). It's a casual evening of networking in its most relaxed form. We'll be at Marcello's Father and Sons Restaurant in Lincoln Park, where the fun will get started at 6:00 and end by 8:30 pm.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

645 North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

Marcello's has a large parking lot in front of and next to the restaurant, and the location is within walking distance of the North/Clybourn Red Line Station and the Sedgwick Brown Line Station; 1.8 miles from the Clybourn Metra Station.

Free event! Complimentary food and drink with no registration fee. Register through the following link:
To register, CWIP members will need to use the authorization code:

CWIP Spring Reception, June 19

Join CWIPers for our Spring Reception at our new location at the Buckingham Athletic Club, a great way to end a successful year!

Thursday, June 19, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Buckingham Athletic Club, 440 S LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60605

Sign up by Monday, June 16 for discounted registration fee
Register through the following link:
By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP, P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626
By phone at 773-508-0351

Early Bird Registration (on or before June 16)
$20 CWIP members (all levels)/$25 nonmembers
Late Registration
$25 CWIP members (all levels)/$30 nonmembers
Each attendee will get one drink ticket for wine or beer.

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Upcoming 2013-2014 CWIP Events

Independent Writers of Chicago, June 10

Spring Reception, June 19

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Speed Networking

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Author Reading: Joe Meno

March 2013 Program
Corporate Communications

February 2013 Program
2013 Freelance Edge

January 2013 Program
Pitch Writing

December 2012 Program
The Holiday Party

October 2012 Program
LinkedIn Strategies Panel

September 2012 Program
Fall Kickoff with Publishing Entrepreneur Randi Brill

May 2012 Program
An Evening with Erica O'Rourke

April 2012 Program
Leadership and Your Professional Presence

March 2012 Program
Taking Charge: Project Management for Publishing Professionals

February 2012 Program
Freelance Edge

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