CWIP’s August Mixer: Make Publishing Connections that Count

By Mary Cecilia Nolan on Friday, July 28, 2017
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 Graham School. This free event is on Thursday, August 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cavanaugh’s Bar and Restaurant in the historic Monadnock Building in the Loop. Register online here to attend.

Every year, CWIP co-hosts a mixer with another publishing group in Chicago. As our CWIP president, Meghann Workman explains:

Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) has been dedicated to connecting publishing professionals since 1972. Over the years, the types of events we host have changed, but our mission has stayed the same: we bring professionals together to create a community. That is why we partner with various organizations every year for a mixer. It's a great way to see where the industry is headed, and make some personal connections. CWIP is very excited to partner with CWA and the UC Graham School this year, it is definitely a "can't miss" event of August!

Read below to find out more about what the representatives for each of this year’s partner organizations have to say about what their organization does and why you should join them at the August Mixer.

  • From Charlie Monte Verde, Board Member of the Chicago Writers Association and Founder of

    One of the primary goals of the Chicago Writers Association is facilitating and/or participating in events that will bring our members further awareness of all the resources and opportunities that are out there for writers. We know that writers by nature are often introverts. We make it a point to provide low-key opportunities to network with other writers of all levels, formats and genres. We're always seeking new opportunities to partner with other regional and national writing organizations so we can share our respective networks and guarantee that every writer or prospective writer knows that there is an organization for their niche.

  • From Lisa Malvin, Program Manager, Professional Development Programs, The University of Chicago Graham School

    The Editing Certificate Program at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies offers students the opportunity to build upon foundational skills and familiarize themselves with emerging trends and technologies in the publishing industry. Subjects covered in the program include a deep dive into the foundational Chicago Manual of Style, formatting tables and graphs, punctuation, editing electronically, grammar, and copyrighting. Courses are taught by senior ranking industry experts and are available in-person and online. In addition to the coursework, the program also provides extensive networking opportunities with instructors, peers, and others in the industry.

    In regard to the networking mixer, Lisa says, “The mixer will be a great opportunity for Graham students to expand their professional networks and learn more about the local writing and editing community."

  • From Gina DiPonio, Writer’s Studio Program Manager, Master of Liberal Arts Senior Writing Advisor, The University of Chicago Graham School

    "The Writer's Studio at the University of Chicago Graham School of Liberal and Professional Studies is a creative home to writers of all genres and ambitions. We feature open-enrollment, noncredit writing classes in downtown Chicago, manuscript consultations, and free community events. Whether you are dabbling in creative or professional writing or honing your craft, we strive to offer engaging classes and community that serve your needs. See our upcoming classes here.

    Gina reinforces that this is a “can’t miss” event, "Socialize with literary types from a wide range of organizations at this summer mixer! This is a great chance to take part in our Writer's Studio community while connecting with Chicago's wider lit scene."

We would love to see you at this free event! Bring your business cards and network with some of Chicago’s top publishing professionals.

Register Online Here

When:  Thursday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: Cavanaugh’s Bar and Restaurant: 53 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

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