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2018 Chapter Meetings & Events

Unless otherwise noted below, we meet at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on the second Monday of the month, and at the Des Plaines Public Library on the last Monday of the month. Meetings run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 or 9:30 p.m., and feature either group critiques or programs of interest to romance writers. You’re welcome to attend two meetings without obligation to join. Please note that meeting dates and locations are subject to change due to holidays, schedule conflicts, or special events, so please consult the calendar below to make sure of the correct date and location of meetings.

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DATEPRESENTERTIMEPROGRAMLOCATION
Jan 29 7pGroup Critique
Des Plaines
Feb 12Jennifer Stevenson7pHow to Grow Your Audience Whether Indie or Traditionally Published
Arlington Hts
Mar 13Robin Skylar7pOHHHMMM My Goodness!: Meditation for Writers
This meeting is on Tuesday rather than Monday.
Arlington Hts
Mar 26 7p"I Stopped Reading When...." Anonymous Critique Read
Advanced sign-up required, along with first 5 pages
Des Plaines
Apr 16Cat Clyne of Sourcebooks7pPitch Perfect: Practice with the Experts
Member sign-up required.
Arlington Hts
Apr 20-21Chicago-North RWAChicago Spring Fling Writers Conference
Double Tree Oak Brook
Apr 30 7pGroup Critique
Des Plaines
May 14 7pProgram TBA
Arlington Hts
Jun 13 7pGroup Critique
This meeting is on Wednesday rather than Monday.
Arlington Hts
Jun 25Sarah Terez Rosenblum7pWriting Sex: Creating Literally Relevant Sex Scenes
Meeting Room A (rather than the usual Room C)
Des Plaines
Jul 16 7pBrainstorming/Write-In
Arlington Hts
Jul 30ChiN Nationals Attendees7pRWA Nationals in Review
Des Plaines
Aug 6Megan Kelly7pSharing Words with Friends: Giving Critiques and Handling Feedback
Arlington Hts
Aug 27 7:00pProgram TBA
Des Plaines
Sep 10 7:00pGroup Critique
Arlington Hts
Oct 22 7:00pGroup Critique
Arlington Hts