The 2017 Chicago Writing Workshop will be June 24th. Held at the Congress Plaza Hotel, I have heard good things about it from our SCBWI Geneva organizer, Janet Riehecky. http://www.janetriehecky.com/.
This year will be my first year attending. There will be workshops on how to get published, but attendees can also pitch to agents for an
extra $29 (for 10 minutes). I think that’s a good price to pay to get in front of an agent face to face and pitch your manuscript (or multiple manuscripts).There will be agents looking for all kinds of genres.
Here is more information:
About the 2017 Writing Workshop of Chicago
WHAT IS IT?
This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, just south of the downtown area. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.
This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.
The 2016 Chicago Writing Workshop was a success, and we are excited about the 2017 event. Registration for 2017 is now OPEN.
This independent event is organized by coordinator Jessica Bell of Writing Day Workshops, with assistance from the Mystery Writers of America’s Midwest chapter.
Here is the link: https://chicagowritingworkshop.com/