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2018-2019 Chapter Meetings & Events

Unless otherwise noted below, we meet at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on the second Monday of the month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 or 9:30 p.m., and at the Mount Prospect Public Library on the last Sunday of the month, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meetings 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
 
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
 
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
 
May 14 7pProgram TBA
Arlington Hts
Jun 13 7pGroup Critique
This meeting is on Wednesday rather than Monday.
Arlington Hts
Jun 25 7p
Meeting Room A (rather than the usual Room C)
 
Jul 16 7pBrainstorming/Write-In
Arlington Hts
Jul 30ChiN Nationals Attendees7pRWA Nationals in Review
 
Aug 6Megan Kelly7pSharing Words with Friends: Giving Critiques and Handling Feedback
Arlington Hts
Aug 27 7:00pGroup Critique
 
Sep 10Robin Schwarz7:00pBallroom Dancing and How It Translates to Writing
Arlington Hts
Sep 24 7:00p"I Stopped Reading When...." Anonymous Critique Read
Advanced sign-up required, along with first 5 pages
 
Oct 22Danielle Egan-Miller7:00pDanielle Egan-Miller: president and agent of Browne & Miller Literary Associates
Arlington Hts
Nov 12Sally Kilpatrick7:00pThe Nice Girl's Guide to Creating Conflict
 
Nov 26 7:00pGroup Critique
 
Dec 10Sonali Dev*Bleep*ing With Their Hearts (writing sex scenes)
Arlington Hts
Jan 14 7:00pHoliday Party
Private location
Jan 27 Group Critique
Mount Prospect
Feb 11 7:00p Arlington Hts
Feb 24 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
Mar 11 7:00pTBA
Arlington Hts
Mar 31 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
Apr 8 7:00pTBA
Arlington Hts
Apr 28 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
May 13 7:00pTBA
Arlington Hts
Jun 10 7:00pTBA
Arlington Hts
Jun 30 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
Jul 8 7:00pTBA
Arlington Hts
Aug 12 7:00pTBA
Arlington Hts
Aug 25 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
Sep 29 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
Oct 27 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect
Nov 24 1:30pGroup Critique
Mount Prospect