6th Annual Summer Social with Chicago Writers Association

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6th Annual Summer Social with Chicago Writers Association

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Join members of Illinois Woman’s Press Association and the CWA for the 6th Annual Summer Social! Enjoy free appetizers provided by Chicago Writers Association, a cash bar and networking with some of the city’s finest communicators.

We’re pleased to welcome our special guest for the evening, Linda Gartz!

Gartz is a six-time Emmy-award-honored television producer, blogger, essay writer, and author of the memoir, Redlined. 

Linda Gartz (image courtesy of lindagartz.com)

Redlined was inspired by the trove of long-hidden family diaries, letters, photos, documents, (and so much more), which she discovered in her parents’ attic after their deaths. Once she began reading, she was instantly gripped by the power of her family’s words to take her into the minds and hearts of each family member. Every new detail she learned fueled her quest to discover what forces had undermined her parents’ marriage and fractured her community. The result is Redlined.

In addition, Gartz has published articles and essays in literary journals, online, and in local and national magazines and newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune.

We look forward to hearing from Ms. Gartz about her fascinating and diversified career trajectory.

In addition, IWPA is seeking contributions for a silent auction to be held at the event. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame to help cover installation costs for the statue of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Suggested donations:

  • Books (your own or someone else’s);
  • Services (editing, proofing, art design, dog walking, etc.);
  • Re-gifts (items given to you, but that would better appreciated by someone else);
  • Art projects (drawings, paintings, jewelry, quilting, glass, etc.).

Donations can be delivered to the Summer Social, or sent to Cora Weisenberger, IWPA president. Contact her by July 17 at weisenbergercora@gmail.com.

To reserve your spot for this fun and enlightening event, please email your RSVP with headcount to iwpa1885@gmail.com by Thursday, July 19.

We look forward to seeing you!


July 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Hidden Shamrock
2723 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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