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Events Tue Jan 07 2014

Chicago Writers Conference Hosts Writers Night Out Workshops @ Lillstreet Loft

Chicago-Writers-Conference4.jpgYou may know that the Chicago Writers Conference (CWC) happens annually each fall, but did you know it also holds Writers Night Out workshops throughout the year? Catch the latest, Query Letter 101, on Monday January 13, 6:30-9pm at Lillstreet Loft, 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Literary Agent Joanna MacKenzie of Chicago's Browne & Miller Literary Associates and CWC Founder and Executive Director Mare Swallow will lead an hour-long discussion and ensuing Q&A covering the definition of a query letter, why it's necessary for getting published, how to write one effectively and what an agent sees when they read your letter. (A glimpse into an agent's brain? Not impossible after all!)

The $65 registration ($60 per if you register two folks at once) also includes snacks, a prize-drawing and plenty of opportunities to hobnob with fellow writers. (Take heed: according to QueryTracker, MacKenzie specializes in commercial fiction, family saga, middle grade, romance, women's fiction and young adult--those whose book falls into that genre may be extra-interested in attending.)

Future Writers Night Out workshops include: Writing Sex in Fiction on Monday, February 3, and Breaking into Self-Publishing on Monday, March 3. All workshops are held from 6:30-9pm at Lillstreet Lofts. To stay in the know, sign up for the CWC email newsletter.

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