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CWIP Annual Planning Meeting

Are you ready for another great year of CWIP? It's time to map out 2014–2015 and bring our best strategies to Chicago's publishing community. We're looking to our vibrant members for your ideas so we can go from plans to action. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided.

Saturday, August 2
Breakfast (optional): 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Meeting: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
Cherry conference room, located in the lower level of the library
35 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

The library is located on the southwestern end of the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. Library entrance is on the east side of the building (kitty corner from Crown Hall).

Campus Map:
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Parking Map:
Pay lots available on campus. For a map showing parking and rates, go to

Public Transportation:
CTA Green Line: 35th/Bronzeville/IIT stop
CTA Red Line: Sox/35th Street stop (Use 33rd Street entrance and exit)
CTA Bus Route #29 State Street has stops on campus at 33rd and 34th Streets
CTA Bus Route #24/Wentworth stops at 33rd Street
Metra Rock Island Line: 35th Street/”Lou” Jones/Bronzeville stop (Rock Island Line operates out of the LaSalle Street station)

The event is free, but you should register in advance at this link:

Summer in the City Literary Trivia Night

Join CWIPers and other local authors, editors, and publishing professionals for the first annual Summer in the City Literary Trivia Night! Show off your literary knowledge and earn prizes at this FREE event. Bring friends or come alone and meet some new ones!

Our emcee for the evening will be Bull Garlington, an author and syndicated humor columnist whose work appears in parenting magazines including Chicago Parenting, New York Parenting, Michiana Parent, Tulsa Parent, Birmingham Parent, and Sonoma Family, and other parenting magazines. He is co-author of the popular foodie compendium, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats. Garlington’s features have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation since 1989; he won the 2012 Parenting Media Association’s Silver Award for best humor article then won their Gold in 2013. His book, Death by Children, was a 2013 book of the year finalist for the Midwest Publishers Association, and was named 2013 Humor Book of the Year by the prestigious industry standard, ForeWard Reviews.

Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. Trivial begins at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Register online here or just show up!

Free. Cash bar. Appetizers available for purchase.

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Upcoming 2013-2014 CWIP Events

Independent Writers of Chicago, June 10

Spring Reception, June 19

Event Articles

November 2013 Mentoring Program
Speed Networking

May 2013 Program
Author Reading: Joe Meno

March 2013 Program
Corporate Communications

February 2013 Program
2013 Freelance Edge

January 2013 Program
Pitch Writing

December 2012 Program
The Holiday Party

October 2012 Program
LinkedIn Strategies Panel

September 2012 Program
Fall Kickoff with Publishing Entrepreneur Randi Brill

May 2012 Program
An Evening with Erica O'Rourke

April 2012 Program
Leadership and Your Professional Presence

March 2012 Program
Taking Charge: Project Management for Publishing Professionals

February 2012 Program
Freelance Edge

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