Sponsorship and Advertising

New This Year! Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunity!

Whether or not you attend the conference in person or virtually, you can still help support the Guild (and have the option to advertise your books and/or ministry) by becoming a Catholic Writers’ Track Sponsor!

Sponsors will have the option of submitting an ad (16:9 aspect ratio – think Google or PowerPoint slide size) to be included in a slideshow of sponsors shown at the beginning of each of the CWG sessions. It will be visible to in-person attendees as well as those on Zoom.

You can select from three levels of sponsorship:

Gold Level Sponsor - $200 (full-screen ad)
Silver Level Sponsor - $100 (half-screen ad)

Bronze Level Sponsor - $50 (quarter-screen ad)

If you choose to include a horizontal image (again, think PowerPoint slide), please email it to Conference Chair Amy Cattapan. If you don’t already have her email address or social media contact info, you can contact her through her website.


Want to support the Guild by volunteering at the CWG booth? It's fun and easy. Just sign up for a two hour block of time, and you'll get to meet other Guild members and also help others who are walking through the Trade Show floor learn about the Guild.



Catholic Writers Guild at the CMN Conference and Trade Show

The Catholic Marketing Network tradeshow will be in Chicago, IL from July 27-29, 2021, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. You can join us live or online -- and you can sponsor the CWG Track! See below for details.


Attend Live       Attend Online       Sponsor the Conference


Join us LIVE

Join us LIVE at the Catholic Marketing Conference and Trade Show in Chicago, July 27-29, 2021!

This year the Catholic Writers Guild is hosting a series of breakout sessions geared toward Catholic Writers at the CMN Conference and Trade Show. Your $100 multi-day pass gets you the following:

  • Access to all conference sessions (not just the Catholic Writers Guild sessions!)
  • Two included meals (a luncheon on Tuesday and a breakfast on Thursday with Fr. Calloway as the guest speaker)
  • Cocktail Reception/Meet and Greet with Celebration of Faith and Film
  • The chance to sell your books at the CWG booth (Books must have Seal of Approval or imprimatur)

As stated above, you may attend any of the sessions (Business & Ministry sessions, Catholic Brain Institute sessions, as well as our own Catholic Writers’ Track sessions). Based on the survey that was sent out to Guild members in May, we added our sessions around the other sessions that Guild members said interested them. Therefore, you can review our suggested schedule for the three days, but remember that you are free to sign up for any sessions you would like.

Join us ONLINE

Can’t join us live? You can attend seven of the Catholic Writers’ Track sessions via Zoom this year!

We know that not everyone feels comfortable traveling yet, so if you cannot make it in person you can still participate in seven of the CWG sessions. The cost for joining these seven sessions via Zoom is only $15, so tell all your writer friends who have always been curious about joining the Guild or becoming a writer.

Join the livestream to watch these sessions available via Zoom:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Welcome and Meet & Greet
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Panel Discussion #1 - Marketing
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Panel Discussion #2 - Legal Issues for Authors

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Panel Discussion #3 - The Path to Publication
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Panel Discussion #4 - Social Media for Authors
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Panel Discussion #5 - Self-Publishing

Thursday, July 29, 2021

  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Catholic Writers’ Track Closing Session: Envisioning the Future of the Catholic Literature

The CWG has been a blessing at both local and national levels. With the encouragement and support from you, I have truly grown as a fledgling writer. I look forward to next year! Paula Babadi

Through all this week's seminars I was so encouraged by such friendly members, and especially the liberty to express our faith throughout the writing process. Colleen Blevins

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