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Chicago Writers Association and In Print present
The Sixth Annual Writer’s Block Party!

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1 to 4 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library
270 North Grove Ave., Elgin

 

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We invite you to join us for an afternoon of literary discussion in a comfortable social environment. Meet and greet panelists following the presentation and get to know other fellow writers.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Light snacks and beverages will be available.
The Chicago Writers Association and In Print are proud to co-sponsor this event.

The Panelists:
Dan Blank
Jennifer Brown Banks
Marcie Hill
Becky Sarwate
Mary Lamphere
Charlie Monte Verde
Moderators:
Dan Burns
Kristin Oakley

What is Word of Art?

What is Word of Art?

I participated in a similar author/artist partnership a few years back. They did a book, which ours is based on, and the paintings were hung as part of the Art in Your Eye art festival in Batavia, but I wanted MORE.

With Word of Art 1 and 2, I’d say–without bias–that we have achieved MORE.

Our first two years we partnered with Emmanuel Lutheran Church, hosting the exhibition in their gallery. It was perfect for displaying the Word and Art. In our third year, we were contacted by Burpee Museum of Natural History to be included as part of their 75th Anniversary celebration.

Do you have ANY IDEA how exciting this is for ME?! I grew up with Burpee! Burpee is not only an historical staple of the Rockford region, but it’s also nationally renowned as one of the top museums in the country! And my little author/artist collaboration is partnered with them?! I am a proud mama.

Then we thought, as long as we’re mixing things up with a new venue, how about we add DIMENSION?! You know, Word of Art 3D! We have 41 participants from 22 cities and 5 states. In three meager years, Word of Art has conquered the Midwest!

After months of planning, wording, and arting, Word of Art 3 is upon us.
And really, I’m almost finished printing…

What is Word of Art?
A gallery exhibition with Words and Art on display.
What is Word of Art?
A program with Authors and Artists sharing a love of creativity.
What is Word of Art?
An opportunity for Word and Art lovers to come together.
What is Word of Art?
A full-color hard cover book featuring the Word and Art.
What is Word of Art?
In a word, it’s AWESOME.

When is Word of Art 3?
Friday, March 10, 2017, 5 to 9 pm, with a program from 6 to 8 pm.
At Burpee, 737 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
It’s free and open to the public.

You should come.

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Meet WoA3 Art Judge, Word Judge, and Emcee. Get to know WoA3 venue.

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March Challenge

Spring has sprung! Summer has sprung! Winter has sprung!

What a crazy couple of weeks we had leading up to March.

Regardless of the highs and lows of the thermometer, Spring as we officially recognize it, March 20, is right around the corner. Which means it’s time for Spring Cleaning!

The March In Print Challenge is for you to clean your writing house. Dump that drawer of miscellaneous jottings. Organize those scraps of paper with novel ideas. Consolidate the snippets of brilliance you’ve been gathering.

What are you working on NOW?
What will you work on next?
What have you already completed?

Sorting through your personal slush pile will help you focus. Getting organized will assist you in recognizing what your work is missing and help you realize solutions to potential road blocks.

Spring cleaning–it does an author good.

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Word of Art 2 Invited to Join Fall ArtScene!

Authors and Artists! Readers and Admirers! Friends and Family! Big news!

The Gallery at Emmanuel Lutheran Church has invited us to extend the Word of Art 2 Exhibition as part of Fall ArtScene!

That is quite an honor!

Rockford hosts a Spring and Fall ArtScene which brings out thousands of art-lovers to galleries and studios all over town, to enjoy new exhibits of original works. ArtScene attracts many fans. It’s free, and it’s fun for both the browser and the buyer.  If available, we encourage participants to return to the Gallery during these times to share your work with a whole new audience.  Fall ArtScene is Friday, October 2, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, October 3, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.

In addition to ArtScene, the ELC Gallery is available for viewing on weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, October 1. Enter through the north entrance, off Second Ave.

We appreciate this opportunity and graciously thank ELC for their help!

The Word of Art 2 Reception will be Friday, September 4, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the Author / Artist Presentations beginning at 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public.