Chaira Talluto to be on In Print Radio

Eddie Resner and Chiara Talluto

Eddie Resner and Chiara Talluto

In Print member Eddie Resner spoke with author Chiara Talluto at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois.  They discussed her current novel, Love’s Perfect Surrender, along with her upcoming projects.

Chiara also read excerpts from Love’s Perfect Surrender.  The readings and the interview will be aired as parts of future episodes of In Print Radio.

Mare Swallow to be Featured on In Print Radio

Sandy Colbert and Mare Swallow

Sandy Colbert and Mare Swallow

In Print member Sandy Colbert met author and public speaker Mare Swallow at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, Illinois.  They talked about how she created the Chicago Writers Conference and the success it and the attendees have had in the past two years.  The interview will be featured in an upcoming episode of In Print Radio.

Dan Burns Returns to In Print Radio

Sandy Colbert and Dan Burns

Sandy Colbert and Dan Burns

In Print member Sandy Colbert caught up with author Dan Burns at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, Illinois, to talk about Dan’s latest book, No Turning Back.  They talked about the design of the book, including the cover produced by graphic artist Hugh Syme who has worked on many of the album covers for the band Rush.

Their interview will be featured in a future episode of In Print Radio.

In Print Challenge – August

“Back to School” may be dreaded words to some, but there’s no denying it’s an opportunity to “fall” into a routine. Not to mention the cheap school supplies!
The In Print Challenge this month is twofold:

  1. Stock up on quarter notebooks and pens.
  2. Put them to use.

We don’t want to run into you anywhere and catch you empty-handed. Writers gotta write — and with stacks of paper and loads of pens, there’s no excuse for literary truancy.

Join In Print at the Writers Block Party

The Chicago Writers Association and In Print are sponsoring the Third Annual Writers Block PartyGeorge Rawlinson will moderate a panel, Promoting Yourself as a Writer.  The panel participants are:

  • Mare Swallow is a public speaker, training consultant, essayist, and founder of the Chicago Writers Conference.
  • Dan Burns is a teacher and author of three books (Recalled to Life, The First 60 Seconds, and No Turning Back).
  • Dana Kaye is an independent book publicist (Kaye Publicity) and frequent speaker on topics on social media, branding, and publishing trends.
  • Marcie Hill is a copywriter, blogger, speaker and author (62 Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block and How to Write a Powerful Professional Bio).
  • Libby Fischer Hellman is a teacher, speaker, and author of ten Chicago-based thrillers.

Meet and greet panelists after the discussion.  Soft drinks and light snacks will be provided.  The party will be held at the Gail Borden Public Library (270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois) on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  The event is free and everyone is invited to attend, but you do need to reserve a seat (click here to register).


In Print Featured on Rockford Buzz

In Print has been featured by Rockford Buzz, a local page devoted to discovering “all the cool people, places, and things in and around the Rockford, IL community”!  The video was shot during the In Print meeting in June.  It provides a quick synopsis of the group and the things we do together.

Check out the Rockford Buzz page to see other interesting things to see and do in the area!

In Print Writers Group from Rockford Buzz on Vimeo.

Word of Arting

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I’m trying to pace myself– to keep Word of Art on your radar without beating you over the head with it.

It’s just…

I have collected all of the canvases and will begin photographing them for the book soon.

(these are just teasers!)

For those of you unfamiliar, Word of Art is a collaboration of Authors and Artists sponsored by In Print Professional Writers’ Organization in Cooperation with the Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Art@Emmanuel. Authors submitted short stories, poems or essays, 200 words or less. Then artists selected a written work to do an inspired canvas. Any medium was allowed– and we have a variety! but artists had to use the 16×20 canvas provided.

We are creating a full color, hard cover book that will include 30 of the author/artist partnerships. This project was inspired by Drawn with Words, through Art in Your Eye

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In Print Member Wins Communications Award

Congratulations to In Print member Lolita Ditzler! Her interview of poet Jan Bosman for In Print Radio won first place in the 2014 Mate E. Palmer Communication Contest sponsored by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA). The IWPA is believed to be the oldest organization of women writers. It was founded in 1885 and is the founding mother organization of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) which started in 1937.

The Mate E. Palmer awards began in 1941 and every year honors communications in a wide range of categories: print, electronic media, books, photography, advertising and public relations. Winners of the competition go on to compete for national recognition in the National Federation of Press Women’s Professional Communications Contest.

Lolita’s interview received an honorable mention in the NFPW 2014 Communication Contest. Lolita is a freelance writer and a long-time member of the IWPA. She is working on a memoir and continues to interview subjects for In Print Radio.

Click below to listen to a podcast of Episode 12 of In Print Radio featuring Lolita Ditzler’s interview with poet Jan Bosman.

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Bull Garlington Featured at August Meeting

Chris “Bull” Garlington

Chris “Bull” Garlington managed to survive his own “stupid childhood” to watch his own children survive, thrive and do their level best to kill him.  Instead of being institutionalized, Bull decided to become a humor writer instead.  His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country.  His latest book is Death by Children: I Had Kids So You Don’t Have To.

Bull kicked off our live monthly In Print Radio show at Barnes and Noble earlier this year.  He will be our featured guest at the next In Print meeting at the Mendelssohn Center in Rockford on Saturday, August 9, at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.