What Do You Want from CPN?

Typically in this space, we share information about Chicagoland publishing news, events, gigs, and people. This month, though, we’re turning the tables to ask what you want to learn about. With more than 250 members through LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=145060&trk=anet_ug_hm), we’re sure that at least a few of the many media types in the area have an opinion or two about what they’d like to learn about. So, let us know! (And, please: no snippy comments. It takes so much energy to be mean. Being nice doesn’t cost a thing. If you want to write snippy things, get your own blog.)

While you’re thinking about publishing, check out this article/blog posting, which captures the good, the bad, and the ugly about book publishing from an editor’s perspective: http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Reviews-Essays/Redactor-Agonistes/ba-p/1367

In the meantime, here is some info about events going on in Chicagoland this month (be sure to check with the event host to confirm times, dates, locations, etc.):

Chicago’s own Lake Claremont Press is hosting several events this month, including:
An evening with Janice Metzger

  • Discussion & book signing (What Would Jane Say?)
  • Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 W. Madison, Forest Park
  • September 17, 7pm-9pm

A Cook’s Tour of Chicago with Marilyn Pocius. A Cook’s Guide to Chicago available for purchase at both events:

  • Deerfield Public Library, September 20, 2pm-3:30pm
  • Barrington Area Library, September 22, 7pm-8:30pm

September 17
CWIP’s Fall Kickoff
6-8:30 p.m.
Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower)
CWIP’s big fall kickoff meeting features Joyce McGreevy, of National Geographic School Publishing Group, who will share how to keep pace in a publishing world changing at break-neck speed. Find solutions to map out a new career path or thrive in your present position. Registration required; fees vary. For information: http://www.cwip.org.

September 23
Literacy Chicago Open House
17 N State Street, Suite 1010, Chicago
We are proud to unveil our new headquarters with an Open House event. Please join us and check out our new space, find out about latest partnerships, and kick-off the 2009 academic year. Students, staff, and volunteers will be present to show our new space and to update you on Literacy Chicago’s progress in providing quality adult education and literacy courses during these troubled economic times. RSVP at info@literacychicago.org or (312) 870-1100

September 25
South Suburban College of Continuing Education
15800 State Street, South Holland
7:30-9:30 p.m.
“Becoming a Published Author”
This class ($29) requires registration. For information or to register: 708-596-2000, ext. 2231.

September 26
Pen to Press: The Fine Print in Self-Publishing
John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago
Topics at this day-long seminar include Publishing Industry Overview; Copyright and Fair Use; Understanding the Deal: Pitfalls and Best Practices; “Taking the Mic and Pleasing the Crowd” Keynote Address; Fact and Fiction: Defamation and Rights of Privacy and Publicity; and The Author’s Experience. Conference is open to the public. For information and to register: http://www.jmls.edu/events/092609penToPress.pdf


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