Southern Festival of Books

The Southern Festival of Books is happening this week!! Humanities Tennessee proudly presents the 33rd annual Southern Festival of Books, a free event happening this Fall online: October 9 and 10 plus more dates. This year’s Festival will feature 100 authors, offering virutal attendees the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors from a variety... Continue Reading →

Workshop: 5 Big Rules of Plot

The Southern Lit Alliance is hosting a fantastic creative writing workshop on Sunday October 17 from 2 to 5pm (ET) Coming up with ideas for a new world or new characters isn’t often too intimidating, but when faced with creating an entire plot, a lot of writers freeze up. That’s because most people aren’t aware... Continue Reading →


The Poetry Society of Tennessee's (PST’s) 65th Annual Poetry Festival will be held virtually on Saturday, October 9, 2021, beginning at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (2:00 pm EDT).  Once again, our virtual festival will be free, but registration for this event (to be held via Zoom) will be required. More information and registration HERE... Continue Reading →

October Program

Our CWG monthly program on Tuesday October 12 is a workshop led by John C. Mannone Program plan: Enormously sucessful in the past, we’re revisiting a night of writing and sharing but with a twist. After a short introduction about various length-of-time prompts, we’ll do some of the shorter ones in situ and everyone will... Continue Reading →

Happy 20th Birthday CWG!

The 1st meeting of the Chattanooga Writers' Guild was September 11, 2001; yes that tragic day. The small group or writers decided to meet in spite of that day's events and the group began to grow. So this month marks 20 years of supporting writers, contributing to the creative spirit of our Chattanooga, changes in... Continue Reading →

August Contest Winner

Our theme for August's contest was "Memories" and our winner is BeBe Lefkoff with her fiction story "Little White Mercies."  Bebe Lefkoff lives in Chattanooga with her husband, son, and a slightly demented killer Miniature Australian Shepherd.  She is a happily retired school teacher. Her books are available at or on Amazon under the nom de plum,... Continue Reading →

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