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October 2018

Gold Coast Literary Walking Tour with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Newberry Library, 80 W Walton Street
Chicago, IL United States
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In its heyday, when debates raged in Bughouse Square and ideas bounced about the Dil Pickle Club, Chicago’sGold Coast featured a wide array of Newberry Library vibrant, joyous, and culturally significant literary spots. Even today, the Gold Coast is home to a variety of world class literary institutions, including the Poetry Foundation and Newberry Library.…

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November 2018

First Amendment Network (FAN): Communicating Effectively Through Disagreement

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bubbles Academy, 2184 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
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$5 – $10

In a highly divisive sociopolitical era, it's important to be able to communicate across ideological and cultural lines, This workshop, led by expert Nikki NiglWomen's Advocate. EmpowHERment Coach Nikki Nigl (rhymes with "eagle"), is focused on engaging those you disagree with in a professional manner that makes an impact. Complimentary refreshments will be provided (while…

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December 2018

IWPA’s 5th Annual Holiday Brunch

December 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fireside Restaurant, 5739 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Members of the Illinois Woman's Press Association and their guests are invited to IWPA's 5th Annual Holiday Brunch! IWPA will be treated to a first class food and service package including: Semi-private seating in the lower section of Fireside's cozy heated patio. Participation in a white elephant "regift" exchange. Be creative! A buffet menu that…

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March 2019

Winter Loop Tour

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Block 37 Mall by the Hot Tix Booth, 1 W Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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$10 – $12

IWPA members, non-members and guests are invited to join us as we venture out into the Windy City to explore the Loop during the winter! We will spend half of the time outdoors looking up at skyscrapers and the other half will be spent inside exquisite public buildings and lobbies. Defined by the elevated train…

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April 2019

April Networking Event – Free & Open to the Public

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 4201 W Irving Park Rd #202
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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You know it, you love it and it's back by popular demand! The IWPA invites you to bring some business cards and a guest to our annual networking event. Are you a writer, journalist, photographer, graphic designer or any other type of creative looking for community? Are you in the full-time job or freelance market? Want…

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May 2019

78th Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest Awards Luncheon

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zia’s Lago Vista, 3819 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60613
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Communicators, friends and members of the public are welcome to join the Illinois Woman's Press Association for its 78th Annual Mate E Palmer Professional Communications Contest Award Luncheon. Enjoy a fabulous four-course meal at Zia's Lago Vista on Chicago's North Side as we honor: * Professional & High School Contest Winners * The Communicator of…

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Meetup: Writer’s Workshop

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rogers Park Library, 6907 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Free

This is a 'choose-your-own' writers workshop! We will have prompts available for poetry, prose, blogs and news commentary. You are encouraged to free write or work on something else if none of the prompts feel right. You can also utilize the resources available at the library to find inspiration. We will not have writing materials…

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June 2019

CALLING ALL AUTHORS! Join IWPA Under the Tent at Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2019!

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 6:00 pm
Printer’s Row Lit Fest, Dearborn, from Congress to Polk
Chicago, IL United States
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$105 – $120

Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and…

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Meetup: Blog Writing Workshop

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Harold Washington Library, 400 N State St
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free

IWPA will have several blog writing prompts available for those that desire them. However, you are also welcome and encouraged to choose your own topic, or work on something else if blogging doesn't feel right that day. You can also utilize the resources available at the library to find inspiration. We will not have writing…

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Meetup: Poetry Writing Workshop

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
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Free

  IWPA will lead you through two poetry writing exercises during this workshop: blackout poetry and word bank poetry. We will introduce each exercise, spend some time writing, then come together to discuss the process and share what we wrote. We will not have writing materials available, so please bring your own laptop, notebook, pens,…

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