NWG Annual National Poetry Month Event   (this page)

On Saturday, April 8, at 1:00 pm, NWG will celebrate National Poetry Month by hosting a reading of the poetry of Lennart Lundh at Barnes & Noble, 47 East Chicago Ave, Naperville.  The event will also include an Open Mic for all poets (sign-up at the event).  Come and celebrate poetry!

Filmmaking and the Law
On Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Lawyers for the Creative Arts will present a seminar on Filmmaking and the Law, at 5720 Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL.  The focus will be on legal topics of concern to independent filmmakers.

Friends of the Fox River “Love Our River Days”
On Saturday, April 14 in Elgin, and Saturday, May 19 in Batavia, the Friends of the Fox will host “Love Our River Day” from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Both days will include a river cleanup event and afterward a celebration, including food, music and poetry of the Fox River.  The event is free and open to the public.  For further information, contact Gary Mechanic at

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
This competition is open for submissions now; deadline for submissions is May 1, with late entry until May 15.  Please check the website, or contact for eligibility rules, entrance fees, and winners’ awards.

2018 Boucheron Convention
This mystery-crime novel convention will be in St. Petersburg, FL, on September 6-9, 2018.  Check the website for more info, including guests of honor, hotel location and classes.

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize
The University of New Orleans Press is excited to announce that the fourth annual UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize is now open.  They are looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fourth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open until August 15.

Rivulets 30 is accepting submissions until April 15!   (this page)                  The Launch Party for Rivulets 29 was on October 14; Rivulets 29 is now on sale, and Rivulets 30 is open for submission.  Please see Kim Lloyd for purchase of Rivulets 29, and for submissions to Rivulets 30.

Naperville Public Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60565
Have a book you’d like to promote? Naperville Public Library is establishing a Local Authors section. Contact Shoshana Frank at the above address. She can send you an intake form for your book, or the form is available at: