About the Chicago Chapter

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Hello Chicagoland!

Our regular monthly meetings are held online the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for November. In-person quarterly meetings are held the fourth Friday of the month, except for December. Hyperlocal meetings and events are held in person throughout the year (if interested in being an organizer of or attending a meeting in your neighborhood or suburb, email us to find out more).

Meetings are free for EFA members in good standing, and guests of members (or those with a guest membership) are also most welcome—but registration is both required and limited.

We look forward to meeting you!


Kandy Hopkins, Amy Spungen, and Tamaal Rodgers
EFA Chicagoland Chapter Co-coordinators


Future meeting dates and times:

  • JAN | Trivia Night: Let’s welcome 2022 with our first-ever Trivia Night!
    Wednesday, Jan. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. CT [registration starts Jan. 1; EFA members & guests only]
  • FEB | TBD: Details to come.
    Wednesday, Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. CT [registration starts Feb. 1; EFA members & guests only]
  • MAR | Q1 Meeting: Spring Social (details to come). IN PERSON!
    Friday, March 25, 5:30-7 p.m. CT [registration starts March 1; EFA members & guests only]

See more events on the omnicalendar, which lists media- and publishing-related conferences, webinars, and other events of interest to self-employed editorial freelancers. If there’s an event you’d like listed, submit it here. You can also follow EFA Chicagoland on Eventbrite.

Note: Inclusion of non-EFA events on the public calendar does not denote endorsement by the EFA or the Chicagoland Chapter. Submission of an event does not guarantee its publication on the calendar. Events are collected from many sources; any errors or omissions are purely accidental.


Not an EFA member but want to explore what the Chicagoland Chapter has to offer before joining? Or are you a member in the Chicago area, but you’re not getting our mailings? Subscribe to our monthly EFA Chicagoland Chapter News e-newsletter via the archive of past issues or join our Slack chat group (email us for a link), which are open to both EFA members and nonmembers alike.


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