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Events Wed Feb 04 2015

Writers, Get to Work

In addition to its October conference, the Chicago Writers Conference holds workshops and talks throughout the year. And two upcoming events will be of particular interest if you're making this the year you finish that book you've been working on.

chicagowritersconference.jpgThis Thursday, Feb. 5, CWC presents Demystifying YA: Take Your Young Adult Novel from Process to Published, a panel discussion featuring YA authors Natalie Haney Tilghman, Elizabeth Wheeler, Stefanie Lyons and Wendy McClure; Esther Hershenhorn moderates. They'll provide insights into what they've learned about the YA genre over the years, from writing tips to marketing ideas. The discussion takes place from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr. Tickets are $30.

And on Wednesday, Feb. 11, author Samantha Hoffman leads "The Art of Revision - The End is Just The Beginning," an interactive workshop on how to polish your manuscript to better hook potential readers -- agents and publishers in particular. The workshop is at 826CHI, 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30pm, and is currently full, but you can get on the waitlist -- or agitate for another session soon!

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