Happy 2019! This year, we're excited to start holding chapter meetings beyond the Chicago area so more of our members can attend, starting next month. On February 9th at 12pm (CST), the Twin Cities host Mindy Mejia, who is both an author and a CPA, discussing a broad range of tax questions geared specifically toward self-employed [...]
2018 Hugh Holton Winners Announced! The 2018 Hugh Holton Award contest had 32 entries this year. As the coordinators of the Critique Program and Holton Award contest this year, we wish to thank everyone who participated. And a very special thank you to all of our judges who devoted their time and expertise to help [...]
On Sunday, November 18th from 12-2:30, join us at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park, IL as Sean Cusick of Second City teaches us Improv Techniques for Writers! No improv experience or humor necessary, but you'll want to bring a pen and notebook to participate. Our final meeting for the year is Sunday, December 2nd at [...]
Spread the news! MWA Midwest's annual Hugh Holton Contest will accept submissions from unpublished Midwest authors October 1st - 15th. Grand prize for an MWA member is $250, and the non-member winner receives a year's membership! Click here for full details.
We are delighted to anounce that Julia Borcherts of Kaye Publicity will be our September 16th speaker, talking about "How to Be an Author on Social Media." Join us from 12pm - 2pm at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park, IL. We will try to broadcast this via Facebook Live. Here's more about Julia: Julia [...]
Log in as a member! If you've forgotten your password, enter the email address you used to sign up for MWA in the first place and click "forgot my password." You'll get a new one. Save it! Then join all the summer fun!
MWA Midwest Chapter will once again have a presence at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest! We hope you'll join us for some fun. Keep watching this space for updates! Saturday, June 9th (10am - 6pm) Booth Schedule Authors will sell and sign their books. 10 – 12 pm: Barbara Barnett, Michael Barsa, Winnie Li 12 [...]
I'm packed for Edgars Week in New York City! I can't wait to spend time with my mystery colleagues from all over the country... particularly the other judges of the YA novel category with whom I spent a lot of time reading, debating, and ranking over one hundred books last year. If you're also there [...]
"You've Written a Short Story. Now What?" 1pm - 3pm Evanston Public Library Main Branch Community Meeting Room 1703 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL MWA Chapter Vice President J. Michael Major moderates this panel about what to do after you’ve written the short story. Writers and editors Tim Chapman, Cina Pelayo, and Richard Thomas will discuss [...]