Writing Groups

These groups provide opportunities for our members to meet in critique groups and share feedback on their writing. Each group is unique and sets its own schedule. Visitors are welcome but contact the group leader for more information. Meetings change time and location from time to time. You are encouraged to visit several before joining a group at which time you are expected to be a dues paying CWG member to participate on a regular basis.

If you don’t see a group you want, we encourage you to start a new group!

Annual business meeting and election of officers, Second Tuesday of September, place and time announced no less than 30 days in advance.

Monthly Meeting of the Chattanooga Writers Guild, Second Tuesday, Except September, The Public Library, 6:30 PM

Fiction –Wally’s Restaurant-East Ridge, 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 pm, 893-5539.

Fiction - Ryan’s Steakhouse in Hixson, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm. psculley@scullysnet.com

Poetry – Hixson, 3rd Thursday, 7 pm, call Helga Kidder at 875-0378.

Creative Nonfiction & Poetry – The Chattanoogan’s restaurant, Broad Street Grille – Mountain Room  1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.  Sherry Poff (poffmeister@comcast.net) and John C. Mannone (jcmannone@earthlink.net)

Non-fiction –New Hope Presbyterian Church, Shallowford Road, 1st Thursday, 6pm., poffmeister@comcast.net

Christian Writing–First Presbyterian Church, McCallie at Douglas St., Rm. 405 of the Tower, 3rd Tuesday, 6-8 pm., mswearingen@comcast.net

Memoir—First Presbyterian Church, McCallie at Douglas St., Rm. 405 of the Tower, 1st Tuesday, 6-8 pm, kphillipso@aol.com

Sci-Fi -Scenic City Scribblers – (Sci Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction) – 4th Tuesday — The Cadence Coffee House across the street from The Honest Pint (35 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga TN 37402) Robby Hilliard ( rahilliard1@gmail.com)

North Georgia Fiction and Nonfiction 2nd Thursday 3:30 pm, Panera Bread Fort Oglethorpe, and 4th Thursday, 3:30 PM Catoosa Library at the Colonnade,

Etowah Writers Alliance, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5:00 pm, New Community Center, Etowah  grantCAD@gmail.com

Anyone is welcome to visit the above groups and see if they might be a fit for you. Membership in the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild is required for regular participants. To join ($25 annually) go to www.chattanoogawritersguild.org

Other area writing events:

Owl Towne Writers—Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4309 Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd., every other Tuesday, 7 pm., open to any writing style, contact Ken Crane at owltowne@catt.com

Barnes & Noble Open Mic night on the final Friday of each month. Contact KB Ballentine at drinaalbert@bellsouth.net

Meacham Writers’ Workshop — held in spring and fall of each year. Free. Watch CWG Newsletter for updates. http://www.meachamwriters.org/index.htm

Conference for Southern Literature — Major conference held every two years. Next event April 2013; http://southernlitconference.org/



Please email us at chattanoogawritersguild@gmail.com if you are interested in leading a new group or know of other area writing events.