About the Chicago Chapter

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Hello Chicagoland EFA!

Our regular monthly meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for November and December. All meetings will be online through August.

Beginning in September, we will hold in-person meetings quarterly with virtual meetings held monthly in between.

All meetings are free for EFA members in good standing, but registration is both required and limited.

We hope to see you there!


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


Future meeting dates and times:

  • PRO Act Update: Jen Singer, cofounder of Fight for Freelancers, will share the latest news on the PRO Act.
    June 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here; EFA members only]
  • Discussion Topic: TBD
    July 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here starting July 1]
  • Discussion Topic: TBD
    August 25, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT [registration starts August 1]
  • IN PERSON! Q3 Meeting: Venue and date details to come.
    September TBD [registration starts September 1]

Local events:

  • Printers Row Lit Fest
    When: September 11 & 12, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., both days
    Where: Printers Row, Chicago [booth location TBD]

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.


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