Kick-off party for new writers’ group In Print set for March 12

• In Print offers opportunities to writers of all ages who desire to improve their writing

From press release

If you are a professional writer or aspire to be one, there is a new organization in town: In Print,, a professional writers  group affiliated with the prestigious Chicago Writers Association (CWA). In Print’s collaboration with CWA creates an extensive networking environment otherwise unavailable to writers in the Rockford area.

In Print offers opportunities to writers of all ages and genres who desire to improve their writing and become professionals or advance in their profession. These opportunities include writing seminars, critiquing and editing services, and trips to regional events and writing venues. Members receive information about conferences, contests, and classes; referral listings of agents; and a monthly newsletter. Annual membership is $30 and includes membership in the Chicago Writers Association.

Kristin Oakley, In Print president said: “Other writing groups in the region address the creative aspects of writing and offer emotional support for poets and writers of prose. In Print will offer these services while focusing on the needs of professional writers who are working toward publication or are expanding their professional network.”

In Print members are hosting a kick-off party from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 12, at the Cherry Valley Library (755 E. State St., Cherry Valley, Ill.).

“Our kick-off party is one way to meet the In Print members and learn more about what we have to offer,” Oakley said. “Local author and journalist Kelly Epperson will provide entertainment at this event as our keynote speaker.”

For more information, contact Oakley at or call (815) 654-8639.

From the Feb. 23-March 1, 2011, issue

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