Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vote for the Chicago Writers Association on Facebook's Chase Community Giving Campaign

Please help the Chicago Writers Association win $20,000 in the Chase Community Giving Campaign! Any funds will help fund the CWA's current projects, including the ambitious Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and the organization's mentoring program for teen writers. Funds will also help the CWA develop new programs to further educate and promote our literary treasures. The CWA is a federally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Voting ends in the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook on July 13. As it is now, the Chicago Writers Association (CWA) has 44 votes and ranks 799 out of more than 30,000 charities. To win cash, the CWA needs to get into the top 200. If you've got more than one person in your household with a FB account, we need every one of those votes. Even kids. You don't have to be 18 to vote in this election. All you need is a FB account.

How to vote:

1. Log into your Facebook account and go to Chase Community Giving on Facebook. http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/

2. On the Chase Community Giving home page where it says "VOTING OPEN NOW! Here's how to get started..."Click on the Like button

3. Click on the Search & Vote button.Type in Chicago Writers Association in the search engine.

4. Click on the Chicago Writers Association link and you'll be taken the the CWA's voting page.If the Vote for this charity link is operable, click on it.If the link is not operable, click on the Get Started to Vote Button above the link.

5. That's all there is to it. You should see your picture among those who have voted for CWA.
Please note that when you get started to vote, FB will ask for permission to give Chase access to your data. This is to enable to application that allows you to invite others to vote.

Thank you for your vote. Please encourage others to vote as well. The CWA is a worthy organization with many ambitious, noble aims.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Author Daniel P. Smith signing "On the Job" at Printer's Row

Heading to the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend? On the Job author Daniel P. Smith will be signing copies of his debut work at the Lake Claremont Press book tent on Sunday from 4-5pm. Stop by, say hello, and grab a copy of On the Job as well as any of Lake Claremont Press' other Chicago-based titles.

Author Daniel P. Smith signing On the Job
@ the Printers Row Lit Fest
Lake Claremont Press Tent
Sunday, June 13, 4-5pm

Monday, June 7, 2010

Artist Lindsay Olson's exhibit debuts; "On the Job" author to speak at celebratory unveiling

Author Daniel P. Smith will join Oak Park Police Chief Rick Tanksley as an invited speaker at the opening of artist's Lindsay Olson's "Tools of the Trade: A Citizen's View of Law Enforcement" exhibit. The reception will take place on Thursday, June 10 at the Oak Park Library (834 Lake Street). Lindsay has served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Oak Park Police Department where she has been learning about law enforcement and working on a body of art work in support of the department and its members.

"I'm thoroughly honored to be a part of Lindsay's event and thrilled that her work, so sincere and noble in nature and eager to explore the world of law enforcement much like On the Job, will be enjoyed by the many visitors to the Oak Park Library," Smith said.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

On May 19, the Suburban Law Enforcement Administrative Professionals held their annual Training Day at the Westmont Police Department. Representatives from approximately 30 suburban Chicago police departments were present. Author Daniel P. Smith was invited to speak at the event as its closing presenter, an invitation he enthusiastically accepted. Following the event, Lisa M. DePatie of the Plainfield Police Department and chair of the Training Day committee penned the above note to Smith.

Thanks to Lisa, Susan Beecham of the Lombard PD, and all of the SLEAP coordinators and attendees for a fantastic event.