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.
|Jan 29||Group Critique|
|Feb 12||Jennifer Stevenson||How to Grow Your Audience Whether Indie or Traditionally Published|
|Mar 13||Robin Skylar||OHHHMMM My Goodness!: Meditation for Writers|
This meeting is on Tuesday rather than Monday.
|Mar 26||"I Stopped Reading When...." Anonymous Critique Read|
Advanced sign-up required, along with first 5 pages
|Apr 16||Cat Clyne of Sourcebooks||Pitch Perfect: Practice with the Experts|
Member sign-up required.
|Apr 20-21||Chicago-North RWA||Chicago Spring Fling Writers Conference|
|Apr 30||Group Critique|
|May 14||Program TBA|
|Jun 13||Group Critique|
This meeting is on Wednesday rather than Monday.
|Jun 25||Sarah Terez Rosenblum||Writing Sex: Creating Literally Relevant Sex Scenes|
Meeting Room A (rather than the usual Room C)
|Jul 30||ChiN Nationals Attendees||RWA Nationals in Review|
|Aug 6||Megan Kelly||Sharing Words with Friends: Giving Critiques and Handling Feedback|
|Aug 27||Group Critique|
|Sep 10||Robin Schwarz||Ballroom Dancing and How It Translates to Writing|
|Sep 10||Group Critique|
|Oct 22||Literary Agent Danielle Egan-Miller|
|Nov 12||Program TBD|
|Nov 26||Group Critique|