Events

Windy City Romance Writers Workshop
http://www.windycityrwa.org/2019-retreat/
On February 22-23, 2019, Windy City Romance Writers will hold a workshop featuring the author James Scott Bell, at the Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center, 1120 Diehl Road, Naperville.  Attendees must pre-register, and registration is currently open.  In addition, there is a hotel with rooms reserved for out-of-town attendees.  Please see the website above for further details, or contact Windy City Romance Writers at retreat@windycityrwa.org.

NWG Rivulets 2018 Launch Party
https://napervillewritersgroup.org/events/   (this page)
On Saturday, October 13, at 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, NWG will host its annual launch party for the current year’s edition of Rivulets.  The event is at the Naperville 95th Street Library, and it is open to the public.  Come and see who won the Founders’ Prizes for NWG’s best poetry and best prose of the year!

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Day Event
http://www.saic.edu/admissions/grad/admissionsevents/graduatesaicdays/
On Sunday, September 30, at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, SAIC will host an informational day for its many graduate writing programs.  The event is at the Maclean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave, downtown Chicago.  Please see the website for further details.  If you are thinking about applying for admission, also please contact Noelle Rose at nrose@saic.edu, 312-629-6127, regarding application fees.

Nonfiction Writers Conference, Online
http://bit.ly/FallCon2018
This writers conference on November 8–9 is 100% online (no travel).  The opening keynote speaker this year is NY Times bestselling author Claire Cook.  Please see the website, or contact Cheryl Callighan at partners@nonfictionauthorsassociation.com for further details.

ActiveMuse Call for Submissions
Details at:  http://www.activemuse.org/submit.html
ActiveMuse is a Pune, India based journal of literature, poetry and art.  They have announced a call for submissions on the theme of Fire for their winter issue.  Deadline for submission is September 30.  See the website for further details.

Writing for Your Life Conference 11/7/2018
Details at:  https://writingforyourlife.com/event/writing-for-your-life-spiritual-writers-conference-in-chicagoland/
This is a spiritual writers’ conference to be held at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, starting at 8:00 AM on November 7, and running through 5:00 PM on November 8.  There is a participant fee that varies from $329.00 to $359.00, depending on when you register.  See the website for further details, including headline speakers, venue details, and related activities on November 6.

Caroline Johnson Poetry Reading 7/15/2018
Caroline will be reading from her new book The Caregiver, at 2:15 PM on Sunday, July 15 at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in downtown Naperville (47 E Chicago Ave, Naperville).  For further details, contact Caroline herself at twinkscat@aol.com.

Little Bitty Writing Space Fiction Anthology
Submission page: https://goo.gl/G1CmQG
This call for flash fiction submissions is open now; soft deadline for submissions is May 31, with late entries accepted until they get 100 authors. Submissions are limited to 1000 words or less, but can be of any genre or on any topic. This is a Kickstarter funded project, but there is no requirement for authors to contribute (although some do). The publisher will be Browncoat Publishing, Portland, OR. For something similar, see the previous project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1727584460/flash-fiction-anthology. Please check the website, or contact Jason Brick at brickcommajason@gmail.com for further details.

NWG Annual National Poetry Month Event
https://napervillewritersgroup.org/events/   (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!

018 Boucheron Convention
https://www.bouchercon2018.com
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
http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx
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.

Naperville Public Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60565
https://www.naperville-lib.org
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:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3miePlSs4LWY3FQb2oyZ1FTZTg