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2016 Chapter Meetings & Events

Unless otherwise noted below, we meet at the Des Plaines Public Library on the second Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at the Arlington Heights Historical Society on the last Monday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Meetings feature either group critiques or special programs of interest to romance writers. You’re welcome to attend two meetings without obligation to join. Please note that meeting dates are subject to change due to holidays or special events.

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Jan 11 2016 Holiday Party 
Jan 25 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Feb 8Stacy Abrams, Entangled Publishing7:00p Des Plaines
Feb 29 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Mar 12Chicago-North and Windy City RWA9:00a-1:00pLove Between the Covers Screening & Book SigningYork Theater, Elmhurst
Mar 14Carly Bornstein, freelance editor7:00pAll You Need to Know to Navigate the World of EditingDes Plaines
Mar 28 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Apr 11Jim Azevedo, marketing director, Smashwords7:00pSelf-Publishing WebinarDes Plaines
Apr 25 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
May 9 7:00pPitch Practice for Spring FlingDes Plaines
May 20-21Chicago-North RWAChicago Spring FlingHyatt Regency, Schaumburg
May 31 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Jun 13 7:00pHot NightDes Plaines
Jun 27 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Jul 11 7:00pGroup CritiquesDes Plaines
Jul 25 7:00pRWA Nationals in ReviewArlington Hts
Aug 8Clayton Smith7:00pMarketing and Communication StrategiesDes Plaines
Aug 29 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Sep 12Heidi Kramer, RD7:00pTastefully InspiredPrairie Lakes Community Center, Des Plaines-Mountain View Room
Sep 28Sourcebooks7:00pTour and Pitch AppointmentsSourcebooks, 1935 Brookdale Rd., Suite 139, Naperville
Oct 10Jade Lee7:00pDeveloping Strong CharactersDes Plaines
Oct 24 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Nov 14Sonali Dev7:00pBuilding Sustainable ConflictDes Plaines
Nov 28 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Dec 12Elizabeth Harmon7:00pWriting Goals Business PlanDes Plaines