Upcoming Events


Meetup: Blog Writing Workshop

Harold Washington Library 400 N State St, Chicago, IL

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 [...]


Meetup: Poetry Writing Workshop

Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

  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, [...]


7th Annual Summer Social with Chicago Writers Association

The Atlantic Bar 5062 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Join members of Illinois Woman's Press Association and the CWA for the 7th Annual Summer Social! Enjoy free appetizers provided by Chicago Writers Association, a cash bar and networking with some of the city's finest communicators. The Chicago Writers Association is pleased to celebrate the launch of The Write City Review Volume Two with you. [...]


Museum of Broadcast Communications Tour

Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N State Street, Chicago, IL

On Sunday October 27, 2019, join IWPA members and guests for a tour of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago! Museum of Broadcast Communications - 360 N State Street The museum has recently undergone renovations, and features a brand new exhibit entitled, "Rock on TV.” Members, the public and those interested in [...]


IWPA’s 6th Annual Holiday Brunch

O'Donovan's 2100 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL

O'Donovan's Members of the Illinois Woman's Press Association and their guests are invited to our 6th Annual Holiday Brunch! Join us in celebrating the season at O'Donovan's in Chicago. Enjoy a buffet meal and bottomless mimosas for just $30 a ticket. Street parking is available. And support literacy by bringing a copy of [...]


Tour: Frances E. Willard House

Frances E. Willard House 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL

Join Illinois Woman’s Press Association in celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. We are looking back at the history of our organization as well as women’s suffrage. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving American women the right to vote. We are taking a [...]


IWPA 2021 Professional & High School Contest Award Winner Event

Online via Zoom

Dr. Tim Libretti Please join members of the Illinois Woman's Press Association Board for an online celebration of this year's Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications and High School Contest award winners. Featuring a keynote appearance by Tim Libretti, 2021's Silver Feather Award honoree, an author, political pundit/analyst, educator, consultant, literary and cultural expert [...]

Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest Awards Luncheon

The Public Landing 200 W 8th St, Lockport, IL

The Public Landaing The IWPA’s 2022 Professional and High School Communications Contest winners will have their day in the sun during the prestigious Mate E. Palmer Awards Luncheon. Join us at the historic Public Landing Restaurant located in Lockport, IL as we honor the stellar work and creativity of our 2022 contest award [...]


CALLING ALL AUTHORS! Join IWPA Under the Tent at Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2022!

Printer's Row Lit Fest Dearborn, from Congress to Polk, Chicago, IL

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 [...]


IWPA’s Winter 2023 Virtual Reading

Do you have written work of any kind - a book chapter, poem, short story or essay - that you're ready to share with an audience of peers? Then you are cordially invited to Illinois Woman's Press Association's quarterly virtual reading. During this hour-long event, up to 10 creatives will be allotted five minutes to [...]

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