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IWOC at Litfest Chicago 2019, by George Becht

04 Jul 2019 7:51 AM | Cynthia Tomusiak (Administrator)

George Becht coordinated IWOC's presence at LitFest and nine IWOC members volunteered to help staff our space in four two-hour shifts each day. A great big THANK YOU to all the volunteers.

We were one of 15 exhibitors under the Illinois Woman's Press Association (IWPA) tent in the middle of Dearborn street on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 June.

Our purpose in being there was threefold:

  • Solicit members. This is the primary potential for the event's attendees and we were able to have quite a few engaging conversations on both days. About 50 people signed up to be on our email list for further information and notices..
  • Solicit businesses to engage our members. We did have a few inquiries and were able to direct those folks to the Find A Writer area of the website.
  • Allow members to display and sell their books. Seven members displayed their books and volunteers were able to close three sales.

In all, a successful event with positive anticipation for next year.

- George Becht

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