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2015 Fall Kickoff: Making Connections in Publishing

Join Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) on Wednesday, September 16 as we kick off our 2015–2016 programming year. Learn about the exciting programs we have in store for CWIP and enjoy a fun evening with author and humorist Bull Garlington, who is guaranteed to entertain you with his talk on Humor and Creativity. Garlington understands that using humor and creativity can get you into good situations, out of bad situations, and—if you’re lucky—help to make your job fun. Both humor and creativity are the most effective means of building strong and lasting connections both professionally and personally, and they are your best tools for recovery when faced with a potential disaster.

Visit with old friends, make new connections, and get involved with the vibrant publishing scene in Chicago!

There will be hors d'oeuvres, including vegan-friendly options, a cash bar, and a raffle with exciting prizes, including a one-year CWIP membership. A raffle ticket and one drink ticket for beer, wine, or soft drink is included in admission. Additional raffle tickets will be on sale at the event.

After the Kickoff, attendees can go up to Buckingham Athletic Club’s Club Room on the third floor to continue conversations and network.

Bull Garlington, Chicago humorist and author (Death by Children)

Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Registration and networking
6:30 to 6:45 p.m. – Welcome and speaker introduction
6:45 to 8:00 p.m. – Program
8:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Post-program networking

Second floor conference center of the Four40 building, 440 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603
Onsite parking is available in the building's underground garage at a discounted parking rate of $9 for attendees with a validation ticket. Enter from Financial Place just off Congress Blvd.
CTA bus stops as well as elevated and subway stations are adjacent to the building on three sides. The LaSalle Street Station, which serves the south suburbs, is connected to the south end of the building. Commuter rail stations are within comfortable walking distances from the building.

Register online now:
By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP, P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626
By phone at 773.508.0351

CWIP members: $30
Nonmembers: $40
Students with ID: $25

Speaker Bio
Christopher “Bull” Garlington is an author and syndicated humor columnist whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation since 1989. His most recent book, Death by Children, was named 2013 Humor Book of the Year by the prestigious industry standard ForeWard Reviews and was a 2013 book of the year finalist for the Midwest Publishers Association. He won the Parenting Media Association’s Gold Award for best humor column in 2013 and the Silver Award for best humor article in 2012. He is coauthor of the popular foodie compendium, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats.

Bull is also the founder and owner of Creative Writer PRO, a content marketing company focused on humor and creative marketing. His personal productivity handbook, Metrics for Writers, is quickly becoming an underground success. Interested parties may email Bull from his website to request a copy, free.

Born in Birmingham, AL, Bull considers himself a storyteller of the Southern Literary tradition. His short stories have appeared in various literary magazines, including Bathhouse, Ink, Slab, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. His most recent short stories are available free for any electronic device at Smashwords.

You can connect with Bull on Facebook or through his websites:

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